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How to Save PDF as JPEG

Stephen Rampur Oct 25, 2018
If you are thinking how to save PDF as JPEG, you simply need to have the appropriate software on your computer or have an Internet connection.
A Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format, which helps present documents devoid of any help from hardware, software, or operating systems. It was evolved under Adobe Systems.
JPEG is an acronym for Joint Photographic Expert Group, and method of compression for images. This compression is used with a number of image file formats, in fact, it is the most common one for storing and transmitting images on the World Wide Web. In this article, you will learn about the methods of how to save PDF as JPEG.

Using a Software Method

The standard procedure is to use to save PDF as JPG is a file conversion application. You will find many such document and image file converters available for free download on the Internet. It is not certain that these free-to-download software give the expected results in terms of the size of the file conversion or the quality of the conversion.
For example, a demo version of a converter may only convert a certain percentage of the file or the quality may not be as good as expected. Hence, it is recommended to purchase a full version of a good file conversion application from your nearby computer store. It is better to get a software that converts multiple text and image files.
This will certainly be useful, if you happen to convert different image and document file formats. After you have got the software, install it on your computer. PhotoShop or GIMP are good ones that can be used. Different applications have different interfaces, but the standard conversion procedure is the same.
Open the input file in the software's interface. Multiple pages are stored as Layers. Select images such that page opens as a separate image file. Click 'File' and select the 'Save As' option. Select the output format to JPG, and click on whatever the execute button may be.
This method of using a file conversion software is suitable if you do not have Internet access. In case of GIMP, click 'File' and select 'Export'. Choose JPG from the drop down menu. Repeat this for all the pages.

Using an Online Method

The second method is using an online service of file conversion. This is the best method if you do not want to buy a software. Just browse the web, and you will find many websites that offer free file conversion facilities. These services are not only available for text and image files, but also for video and audio files.
Moreover, they even get the file converted in just minutes. Some of the common services include pdfjpg.net, Smallpdf, pdf2jpg.net, and Zamzar. Visit one of these services. Click on the 'Choose File' button. Browse your PC for your input file. Select the output file format, which in this case is JPG, and enter in the email address.
When you execute the process, the converted FILE will be sent to your email account in the form of an image file. It will be sent to your email account in just a matter of minutes.

Using Google Drive

Log into your google account. Upload your input file to Google drive by clicking on the 'Upload' button. Click on that document and open it. Zoom to maximum value to have good picture quality. Now, press F12. This will open the 'Element Inspector'.
On Chrome, select the 'Elements' tab. Click on the 'magnifying glass' icon, and click on the page of your document preview, which you want to convert to image.
On Firefox, switch to 'Inspector' tab, and click the 'cursor in a rectangle' icon on the top left corner of that Inspector window. Click on your document preview above. A link will get highlighted, which is the link to your jpg file. Right click on it, and select 'Open link in new tab'. Your image file will be ready.

Using Mac OS X Preview Method

Preview is an image viewing and conversion application included in Macintosh OS X. It provides a quick and easy method for working with many image formats. Open the application. Open your input file. Select the 'File' menu, and select 'Open'. Preview will present you with an 'Open' dialog box, where you can open one or more files this way.
This is useful if you have a lot of conversions to perform. Click 'File', and then select 'Export'. Here, select JPG from the 'Format' menu. You can then adjust the output quality and resolution if you desire.
You can also change the name of the file if you want to differentiate it. Click Save. Your file will be converted and the new file will be created. You can then open it in any image software, embed it in your documents, or upload it on the Internet.
These are the common procedures that are used in converting PDF to JPEG. Remember that for getting the best output of the file conversion, it is better to use a licensed version of a good software.