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Is there any way to import a PDF as a JPEG. When importing I always have missing fonts leading to a totally destroyed page. In Photoshop I was able to import any PDF as JPG. I would loose the ability to edit fonts, but at the moment that's just what I need. I heard PAGEPLUS is able to do this? I downloaded and tried Publisher but it does not work. I own Affinty Photo and Designer. THANKS

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Hi hoppline and Welcome to the Forums,

We don't have an option for converting the PDF to an image on import.  It's been requested many times here on the Forums and may be something that's added in a future build or an option to convert the text to curves, which would also help in this case.

The best workaround i can suggest is to install the font and the PDF would look correct on opening.  If anyone else has another workaround method, i'm sure they will share it shortly.

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Assuming you don't have the missing font, there are a lot of free on-line PDF to vector converters which will convert the PDF to eps. This won't have any fonts so it can just be placed like an image file but it will keep the sharpness of the original PDF. Or you could use an online PDF to image converter.


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Use some free graphic app to open PDF and export it to JPG if you really need a JPG. On a mac Preview does this very simply, on PC I guess IrfanView for example can do it. 

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Open the PDF and take a screenshot, crop as necessary.


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On a Mac, you can save from the Preview app to PostScript in the same place (lower left) of the print dialog where you save to PDF. You can then open that and have all the type converted to curves/outlines. 

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On a PC (when free tools need to be used), I'd use Inkscape and convert text to symbols (which can be unlinked if curve editing is needed), or GIMP if it is ok to have everything rasterized (it also lets you specify the resolution similarly as Photoshop). The latter is a safer method to be sure that everything gets rendered, but it really depends on what needs to be converted. Note though that GIMP would convert to RGB, and Inkscape would not retain e.g. mere K definitions.

The only reliable method I know would be Photoshop, as that allows you to choose the correct color profile when rendering, and would keep mere K definitions of the original.

EDIT: Just found another method to convert PDF with embedded (and unavailable, uninstalled) fonts: PDF24 (free, but available just for PC, but limited features available also as online tools) would allow converting a PDF to a number of different formats, not just PS, and EPS if you need to keep fonts as vectors, but also to diverse bitmap formats, including Photoshop in CMYK format. It keeps K color definitions as mere K whether converting to vectors or CMYK bitmaps. I think that this is one of the most powerful tools available on any platform to do these kinds of conversions...

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6 hours ago, Lane said:

On a Mac, you can save from the Preview app to PostScript in the same place (lower left) of the print dialog where you save to PDF. You can then open that and have all the type converted to curves/outlines. 

Actually from Preview you can just export to JPEG. Preview: File > Export


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1 hour ago, firstdefence said:

Actually from Preview you can just export to JPEG. Preview: File > Export

The "Save as PostScript" (.PS) option is in the Print dialog box (File > Print).

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3 hours ago, Lagarto said:

The "Save as PostScript" (.PS) option is in the Print dialog box (File > Print).

I know, I was giving the OP and anyone who would have this same need, and uses Mac, another option using Preview, because they stated they wanted to import as JPEG.


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6 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

because they stated they wanted to import as JPEG

Ok, sorry, misunderstood this to mean that there is "just" this option (and no option for PS)...

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2 minutes ago, Lagarto said:

Ok, sorry, misunderstood this to mean that there is "just" this option (and no option for PS)...

Poorly worded apologises :$

 


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