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Convert PDF to JPG in Photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Oct 07, 2022 Oct 07, 2022

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Oct. 7, 2022: I have the latest version of Photoshop and need to convert a single PDF to JPG format, but Photoshop doesn't seem to do it... What am I missing ? Does Photoshop convert PDFs to JPGs ? 

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Community Expert , Oct 07, 2022 Oct 07, 2022

So the problem isn't rasterizing the PDF.

 

The problem is saving the rasterized doc as a JPEG file?

 

What are the pixel dimensions, colour mode, bit depth etc?

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Thanks very much. Okay I got it. 

My PDF was a black and white only (not even grey scale) file which Photoshop would not convert to JPG. As soon as I tried a color PDF, then more file type options become available and Photoshop WILL convert to JPG, so the color mode is key. 

(I did get the black and white PDF to convert to JPG in Bridge, but the really crisp sharp detail image quality that I wanted was not there...). Thank you again. 

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How are you going about trying.  You said a single pdf, is that a single page?

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Yes it's a single page. Most of my PDFs are single pages. 

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You can open a PDF in Photoshop and save that rasterized data as a JPEG. 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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Just adding to the post from @thedigitaldog – there is an undocumented 32,000 pixel size limit for rasterizing a PDF , exceed this value in the document width or height and the rasterized result is incorrectly distorted.

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/pdf-import-in-photoshop/td-p/12931261

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Thanks very much. When I open the PDF in Photoshop and then try 'Save As' or 'Save A Copy', JPG or JPEG do not appear as options in the 12 different file types offered... 

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I have tried several different PDFs. 

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So the problem isn't rasterizing the PDF.

 

The problem is saving the rasterized doc as a JPEG file?

 

What are the pixel dimensions, colour mode, bit depth etc?

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Thanks very much. Okay I got it. 

My PDF was a black and white only (not even grey scale) file which Photoshop would not convert to JPG. As soon as I tried a color PDF, then more file type options become available and Photoshop WILL convert to JPG, so the color mode is key. 

(I did get the black and white PDF to convert to JPG in Bridge, but the really crisp sharp detail image quality that I wanted was not there...). Thank you again. 

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Thanks very much. When I open the PDF in Photoshop and then try 'Save As' or 'Save A Copy', JPG or JPEG do not appear as options in the 12 different file types offered... 


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See: 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/saving-images.html

You may want to revert to the legacy Save As workflow as explained. 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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Okay I got it. As soon as the PDF is in COLOR, then all is good in Photoshop. 

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If you rush and cannot find other way around take a look at File > Scripts > Image Processor > Use Open Images > Save as JPEG. You can open as many PDF's as you like, lets say 5 at time and process them.

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Okay I got it. As soon as the PDF is in COLOR, then all is good in Photoshop. 

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@fschriever – as noted by @Chuck Uebele the forum needs more info on your specific issues.

 

A couple of scripts that are designed to work with PDF files:

 

https://github.com/Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts/blob/master/PDF%20ProcessorII.jsx

 

https://www.marspremedia.com/software/photoshop/batch-multi-save

 

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If the pdf is a one page document, you can also use Bridge export to save as a jpg.

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Thank you very much. Yes you can use Bridge to save as a jpeg. Though I could not get the really crisp sharp detail image quality in Bridge that I was looking for... Thank you again. 

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Oct 08, 2022 Oct 08, 2022

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Answer: If the PDF is black and white, FIRST you convert it to grey scale, THEN you save as JPG. 

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Oct 08, 2022 Oct 08, 2022

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Hi @fschriever , Do you really need JPEG, if it’s for web work, why not save as PNG then you wouldn’t have to convert to grayscale and there would be no compression artifacts.

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Okay, thank you very much, I'll try that, thanks. 

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