Screw Drivers and PDF Files

Jules Richardson julesrichardsonuk at
Fri Jun 3 15:22:05 CDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 15:00 -0500, Jim Leonard wrote:
> What *is* your need to extract images out of PDF?

Can't speak for der Mouse, but personally I find it easier to deal with
seperate images than with a PDF file. I can use a wider variety of
viewers on them depending what I want to do (including ones that give a
thumbnail overview, just like a PDF viewer usually does), can manipulate
them (scaling, colour correction, threshold etc.), manipulate from a
script if needs be, print whichever images I need etc.

All about flexibility really - you can do more with the seperate images
than you can when they're wrapped up in a PDF file. 

At least that's my view :)  I'm happy carrying on converting PDFs to
seperate images for my own use if most people prefer them as PDF files!



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