PDF to JPG schematic converter

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hp1729

Joined Nov 23, 2015
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I am looking for a PDF to JPG converter to convert schematics in PDF to JPG. Free is preferable. Some don't do lines very well.
 

shteii01

Joined Feb 19, 2010
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Just take the screen shot, paste into paint and save as jpg. If you want to be fancy, paste into IrFanView and adjust quality so that pics are not huge files.
 

bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
20,230
Hello,

You might have noticed that I have converted some of your PDF's to JPG.
I am using OpenSuse linux wich has Okular as PDF reader:
https://okular.kde.org/
In Okular, you have a selection tool that allows you to select a piece of the page and save that as text or image.

When needed, you can tag me in your posts and I can convert the PDF.

Also users that can not read your PDF's might want to look for other PDF readers like foxit reader:
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/
Or just use the browsers chrome or firefox to read the PDF's.

Bertus
 

ErnieM

Joined Apr 24, 2011
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My copy of the free Acrobat reader has a snapshot tool where you can grab the document or a portion of it.

The capture goes to the clipboard where you can paste it into your favorite graphics program and tore in any format you can handle.
 

wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
16,162
The program Graphic Converter is the rosetta stone of changing image formats. I've used it for decades. It's huge overkill for this one task but if you find yourself making format changes a lot, I highly recommend it. It's a little like Photoshop.

I'd probably do the screen shot thing if I just needed a quick solution.

On a Mac, we also have the program Preview, which can export from a PDF to a number of other formats including jpg.
 

AnalogKid

Joined Aug 1, 2013
8,252
Greeshot is free. It captures any *portion* of any screen by dragging a box, and saves to multiple formats. Good for cropping out frames, title bars, menu and status bars, etc.

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Roderick Young

Joined Feb 22, 2015
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I might suggest .gif format instead of .jpg, if you can use that. GIF is really good for something with limited colors, and will give a small file size with no loss of resolution.
 

AnalogKid

Joined Aug 1, 2013
8,252
Agree with Rodney. Strongly recommend the gif file format for tech drawings. It uses lossless compression, so you don't get blurred edges or ringing around large transitions like a black schematic line on a white background.

ak
 

WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
25,090
I strongly second .png. It was specifically designed for line art and has very good lossless compression for such images. So does .gif, but it is technically inferior in most ways.
 

bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
20,230
Hello,

@cmartinez , Did you read this?
The demo version allows you to try all available features of Universal Document Converter. There is no restriction or limitation except for the addition of a watermark on each output file.
There will be a branding on the output file as I see.
A license will cost you $29.
http://www.print-driver.com/order

Bertus
 

cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
6,667
Hello,

@cmartinez , Did you read this?
The demo version allows you to try all available features of Universal Document Converter. There is no restriction or limitation except for the addition of a watermark on each output file.
There will be a branding on the output file as I see.
A license will cost you $29.
http://www.print-driver.com/order

Bertus
Yes I did. Watermarks normally don't bother me, if the software is for private use. On the other hand, if it's for a professional application, $29.00 dlls for a license doesn't sound too bad. I guess it all depends on the user's preferences.
 
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