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pdf to jpeg conversion quality

Guest
Feb 21, 2017 Feb 21, 2017

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Just purchased PDF Pack for the purpose of converting a pdf file to jpeg.  After selecting Image Format: *.jpg, there is a slider bar to further select between low, med, and high image quality.  However, regardless of which image quality I select it comes out the same poor quality (low) and image size.   Tech support rep said there is no way to save it as high quality.  So why then the option to select high quality?

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Mentor ,
Feb 21, 2017 Feb 21, 2017

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rrk, would Photoshop be the area that you wish to open the pdf in? We are not sure just where you wish to open the image so you need to give us the path you are seeking. Thus we can move this to the correct forum...

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Feb 21, 2017 Feb 21, 2017

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I've moved your question to the "Document Cloud PDF Services", which is a more appropriate forum for your question.

It looks like the image export feature of the PDF Pack always produces an image that has 1024 pixels in the larger direction. I've also not seen any changes in the image based on the slider - in none of the image output formats (JPEG, TIFF and PNG). For me, what is offered in the PDF Pack is just not good enough. That's why I use the image export in Adobe Acrobat, where you have full control over the output resolution (and therefore quality) of the image files created.

As to why add this option, that's a question you have to ask Adobe directly: Most people here are users of Adobe's technology, just like you.

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Feb 21, 2017 Feb 21, 2017

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After signing up for the PDF Pack I received an e-mail which contained a link, "Use PDF Pack now." That opened up "Adobe PDF Services," from which I selected "Export PDF," and opened the PDF file. From there I selected: convert to image, jpg format. Then I selected image quality: high, but the quality of the converted image was poor. Then I compared images saved as Low and High quality and found them to be the same in quality (poor) and identical file sizes. So it would seem that there is a potential bug in this Adobe product.

I do have Adobe Photo Shop Elements 12, and found that I was able to open a pdf file and save it as .jpg in a high image quality that looked good. So it seems I had the capability to accomplish what I wanted using my Photo Shop application, and did not need the PDF pack after all.

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Feb 21, 2017 Feb 21, 2017

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So glad that this solved your issue. Thought that some format of Photoshop should solve this. Thank you for posting this!

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Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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The issue was not "solved."  They had to use a completely different, and very expensive, application to work around the issue.  There is no reason one should need a very expensive, very complicated image editor, Photoshop, to perform a basic file conversion.  It's maddening. 

Adobe Acrobat has the option to convert a PDF to an image (JPG, PNG or TIFF), but the resulting conversion is terribly poor quality, no matter if you pick Max or Low quality.  The result is the same exact low quality reproduction.  I agree with the orignal poster, this is a problem with Acrobat.  For the price of the subscription, it should just work.  Four years after this post was made, and I'm very annoyed this is still a "feature."

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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" I agree with the orignal poster, this is a problem with Acrobat. "

1. Four years have passed.

2. The original poster didn't say it was a problem with Acrobat.

3. The original poster didn't even HAVE Acrobat. Their problem was with the entirely different service, ExportPDF.

 

If you're having a problem with Acrobat it is unrelated, and I suggest you start a new post in the Acrobat forum. Please give your Acrobat version when you post there, and share example (JPEG or screen shot).

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