Can I convert a pdf document to jpeg?

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  1. fud122 macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2006
    I have a document in pdf format that I would like to convert to jpeg (or another similar picture format). Preview allows me to do this but only one page at a time. I would ideally like to convert all the pages at once. Thanks.
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    open in preview and do a save as - save as jpeg

    edit - just read your post.... try selecting all in the drawer
    their is a free app something PDF, of course its on my iMac
  3. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    I've never worked out how to do all the pages at the same time either ;)
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Try this:

    Select "Print...". Click on the "PDF" button and select "Save PDF to iPhoto".

    This will run a workflow (Automator) which will ask you for a location to store the imported images (Album name).

    It'll create a new Album in iPhoto with the images imported from the PDF document. They're JPEGS.

    The individual file names were a bit cryptic, in my test case, but it might have been the original PDF document I was using.

    btw: I just discovered this as a result of your question - thanks. It might be useful sometime.
  5. cazlar macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    If you have GraphicConverter, it can do this (through it's Convert & Modify panel). Select the PDF, and it should spit out multiple JPEGs.
  6. fud122 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Thanks for your replies everyone! I tried that PDF to iPhoto thing and it worked perfectly as did Graphic Converter.
  7. LU06TON macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2009

    I have the same problem.. i have done that but i cannot seem to take it off iPhoto.. but it has converted it to JPEG :) but i cannot seen to take it off iPhoto andput it on my iPod for example please help !
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    You can drag it from iPhoto to your desktop. Do you have photo syncing set up in iTunes to sync the right album? Is there enough space on your iPod?
  9. telecomm macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    If you want to do this without having to run through iPhoto (I know I wouldn't want jpg copies of PDF pages cluttering up my iPhoto library), build this custom workflow in Automator.

    (This will also output a single PDF for each page in the document, but you could clean that up by adding further actions to this workflow.)

    Attached Files:

  10. currybeach macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2009
    telecomm. thanks for your suggestion, it worked great. i am new to using automator and can't believe how easy it makes everything.
  11. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida

    This popped up on google and I'm excited!!! Ive never used automator, but it could be my new best friend, THANKS!!!!

    (although, this means a ton of coloring pages for the kids on my iPad, I don't think I will like that as much as them huh?)
  12. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2010
    Nice ! Love Automator :)
  13. wizzkid100 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2012
    Hi all its really easy to change the file by opening the file in preview and clicking export from the file menu, in export it all there for you, just save the file to where you want and its done after you have changed the file etc... good luck hope this helped.
  14. sofasurfer macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    Thank you for that..been trying to figure it out.
  15. WilliamBos macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Innisfil, ON
    Thank you!!

    Opening preview and doing below worked Perfect!!


  16. JonathanNgo macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2013
    I do as below

    This will give you better image quality (since you can set it up at step 2)
  17. chumawumba macrumors 6502


    Aug 9, 2012
    Ask the NSA
  18. TheRush macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2013
    hello i am also looking for this
    i have searched the web for a couple of hours now in total and the best ive come up is .
    The problem is I can't open the file sometimes after conversion is done, and also it takes quite long...
    Does anyone know of any up to date sites that are working perfectly? Ive seen some of you have posted some solutions already I will check those out, hope they work on my pro

  19. crazypeter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2008
    My 10.8.5 mac does not have the option to "Save PDF to iPhoto" only to save as various pdf options, although there is an "Edit Menu" option which when clicked produces a "Printing workflows" box, where you can input text. I get the same print options in Firefox as well!

    Any advice, will be gratefully received.
  20. crazypeter, Mar 5, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2014

    crazypeter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2008
    If I go to "File", then "Duplicate" and "Save as", I can save a page individually as a jpg, but I would like to save all the pages of the pdf in one go.

    I can also "Save as", as a jpg for one image at a time too.
  21. Rugreally, Jul 23, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014

    Rugreally macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2014
    Acrobat has never worked for converting batch PDF's for me. Always hangs and then crashes.

    For pdf to word Mac: pdf to word mac
    For pdf to jpg: pdf to jpg on Mac
  22. crazypeter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Sorry if this link is against the rules mods. I am not sure, but I may have used the Automator as described here:-

    Although it looks as though some screenshots that may have been originally posted, have been removed :(

    So now, I open the PDF in Preview and in the print menu, I click PDF (at bottom left) to get a menu with "Convert a PDF to jpgs" and hey presto.

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