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Old 12-19-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Any input on a good solution to convert pdf's to jpeg's, at not a lot of $$$.
A google search brings up some choices.
I downloaded a trial and it will not work with Windows 7 64 bit.

Or, alternatively, how to post pdf's to a WordPress blog?
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Try Google Documents
http://docs.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wo&pli=1#owned-by-me
I'm not real familiar with it but it says it can convert pdfs to web documents.
Are you trying to copy the material into a blog or do you just want to link to the pdf. If the latter, you can upload the pdf to the site and then provide a link to it in the text in the blog.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Your own or someone elses? Any web application that allows uploads is going to limit what can be uploaded. I'm not familiar with Wordpress but if you have it on your own site there's probably option for it somewhere in ACP or modification to the script. If it's not yours you probably have to contact admin.

If you only need to extract a few pages in a Acrobat Reader there's a tool under the tools >> Select & Zoom >> snapshot tool. After selecting it you can drag a selection box over the whole page. you'll probably want to zoom in first, the page will scroll so you can get whole thing. When you release the mouse the image will be on the clipboard. Paste it into a new image using you favorite image editor. Paint can be used too...

Save as .gif instead of .jpg, gif will produce smaller files for images like that with large areas of the same color and are ideal for saving text because it will kep the text lines nice and crisp.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Didn't think of looking before, Gimp will import and convert .pdf to image.

GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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knoxgarden,
Thanks. Trying to post images in my blog.

Coalman,
Yes! I have heard of GIMP, but had never even peeked at it til just now. Will download and try it.
I wish it specifically mentioned W7-64, but we will see.

Thanks to you both for replying!
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Originally Posted by MikeJaquish View Post
Or, alternatively, how to post pdf's to a WordPress blog?
Embed PDF in WordPress

I didn't test the procedure, but a google search for wordpress pdf embed returned that page as the first link.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Embed PDF in WordPress

I didn't test the procedure, but a google search for wordpress pdf embed returned that page as the first link.
I googled, just not the right terms. Thanks!

That looks easy enough, but you lost me at "ftp client."
I like WP for blogging because it is so very easy and stable.
A developer did my site, and I don't mess much at all at the server level.
But, I might be talking to him, since this looks pretty cool.

And, I have another use or two for which GIMP may be the answer.
I want to convert pdf floorplans from appraisers to post as images on MLS and Realtor.com.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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An FTP client is the program used to copy files from your computer to your web server. If you have some sort of media management tool in Wordpress, you can probably use that, too. It's just a way of transferring files across a network.
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Mike,

ImageMagick: Downloads will do what you want and it's a good price (ImageMagick is free software delivered as a ready-to-run binary distribution or as source code that you may freely use, copy, modify, and distribute. Its license is compatible with the GPL. It runs on all major operating systems.)

to convert all you have to do is run it from the command line

convert inputfile.pdf outputfile.jpg

Then you can upload the outputfile.jpg to your wp site.
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