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What's the best FREE program to convert PDF to JPEG?

Hi.

I need to constantly convert PDF files to JPG. In the past I have used a program called "Fee PDF to JPG Converter". This worked well but then when I switched to a new computer I downloaded it again and had an issue with popups coming up the whole time. This only stopped after I re-downloaded the browser.

I now don't see any free products with high ratings and reviews that do this job. Any tips?

Thanks

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Re: pdf to jpeg

Thank you Kees.

I looked it up and seems good, but can one definitely (batch) convert PDFs to Jpegs through this program?

Thanks

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Re: irfanview

Yes, you can open the pdf (via File>Open) and save it as jpg. I've done that.
And there is a batch mode I have used to convert big gif's to smaller jpg's.

But I never did pdf's in batch. You didn't explicitely say you wanted to do this conversion in batch mode. if you had, I would have included these 2 lines in my original answer.

Kees

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NOT Download.com!

Sorry I am not Kees, but he would say the same, avoid Download.com, (http://download.cnet.com )

Download.com free downloads now come with unwanted additions in its installer and this can catch out the unwary.

The safest download site we are aware of at the moment is ninite.com.

Have another look at irfanview.com's main page and see what they say about their 64 bit version of their software.

I hope that helps.

Mark

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Re: version

I installed the 32-bit version long before I had a 64-bit version of Windows. And now I'm just updating to a newer version if it comes. Maybe I'll try the 64-bit version on a new PC or laptop (whenever that comes).

Kees

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Ifanview

Thanks everyone.

I just downloaded Irfanview and I do not see how to upload PDF images. I seem to be able to upload Jpeg, PSD and PNG but not PDF. I have looked online and can't seem to find a guide for this.

Thanks

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Re: irfanview

How do you mean "upload"? That's usually used to mean something like "upload to a server" or "upload to a website".

To open a pdf in Irfanview, I simply use File>Open, browse to the folder my pdf-file is in, select the file and click "Open", just iike in most other Windows programs.

Kees

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irfanview

That's what I would assume. I tried that but it won't find the PDF files.
You know how if you try and find a word file from excel you won't be able to, it's just like that.

Any tips?

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Re: pdf

With file type "All files (*,*) it (version 4.3Cool finds all files in the folder with me. Even though pdf isn't a file type to choose from. Doesn't it with you?

Excel 2010, indeed, doesn't have a file type like that.

Kees

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PDF

I'm tried that and now I am able to click on the PDFs, but when I try and open it on irfanview I get a message that it "can't load ghostscript". I then put the link that it recommends in my browser (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ghostscript/) and see that the "site is no longer maintained". When I click on the link to download the ghostscript it's difficult for me to see which one is the best, most trustworthy one.

Another thing about irfanview, I can't find how to batch upload the PDFs.

Any tips for the above two issues?

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No problems here.

Download ghostscript from http://www.ghostscript.com/download/gsdnld.html (the first google hit). Choose the public license file for your OS and install it. It's used by the common pdf-printers (like cutepdf or pdf995) also, that's why I already had it installed.

For batch conversion, use File>Batch conversion. Not too difficult to find, I'd say. Then browse to the correct folder and use *.pdf to find your files. Then add them to the list below and go.

Kees

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Thanks

Thank you Kees.

I took your advice and it seems to work.

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