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 Post subject: PDF to JPG software?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:26 am 
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Since it takes forever to load PDF files on a Archos, some people suggested to convert PDF into JPG. I've bought loads of ebooks (24 CDs, about 8.5GB) and I want to read them on the go. The Archos is able to read the files, but it does this extremely slowly. I want to convert them to JPG, but the files are secured (And I had to use Prazzi CD rights to rip them from the original CD!!!). Is there any free software that can batch convert PDFs to JPGs? Thanks a lot.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:04 am 
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Search for ebook to images. I have the program and it works well.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:44 am 
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If you have the web plugin I suggest you try converting the pdf to text or html files first.
These may be a lot more usable and comfortable to read.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:33 am 
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no problems here reading ebooks in pdf i just make sure that the books themselfs dont include images currently have 50+ (all the discworlds for starters)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:56 pm 
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Yosarian wrote:
Search for ebook to images. I have the program and it works well.


Do you mean the one that costs $69? I'm not willing to spend that kind of money.

zigmond wrote:
If you have the web plugin I suggest you try converting the pdf to text or html files first.
These may be a lot more usable and comfortable to read.


I thought it didn't support text.

memyselfandmeagain wrote:
no problems here reading ebooks in pdf i just make sure that the books themselfs dont include images currently have 50+ (all the discworlds for starters)


They don't have images (except the front cover). But still it takes about 10 seconds to load a page with only text. That's pretty long.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:07 pm 
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Chengbin wrote:
zigmond wrote:
If you have the web plugin I suggest you try converting the pdf to text or html files first.
These may be a lot more usable and comfortable to read.


I thought it didn't support text.


It does - if you have the Web Browser plugin (At least it does that... ;-) )

If you wish the books to show images than HTML would be a better choice - this way you can also control the font type and size for better readability....


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 Post subject: Re: PDF to JPG software?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:54 pm 
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Chengbin wrote:
Since it takes forever to load PDF files on a Archos, some people suggested to convert PDF into JPG. I've bought loads of ebooks (24 CDs, about 8.5GB) and I want to read them on the go. The Archos is able to read the files, but it does this extremely slowly. I want to convert them to JPG, but the files are secured (And I had to use Prazzi CD rights to rip them from the original CD!!!). Is there any free software that can batch convert PDFs to JPGs? Thanks a lot.


Here is a Free converter someone here posted www.merlinsoftware.com/free.htm

If you don't need pictures and want to just read without scrolling and flip to the next page of text quickly then this works very well.

I searched a bit but could not find the original post here. I did save the post so here it is.

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Hi, just thought id post here my findings on reading on the archos without the web browser plugin, the slow pdf reader, or the Qtopia hack.
I convert my books (txt, lit, html, pdf) to images and then i read them on my archos in either landscape or portrait mode through the fast image viewer.
The program i use is one called Ebook to images by merlin software, it can be downloaded from here: http://www.merlinsoftware.com/ebook/ebook-setup.exe
NOTE: It is thanks to pwright8 on another thread that i found this program.
Step 1- Download and install the program
Step 2- Run the program and insert the following settings:
Mp3 player: Custom
Screen Width: 800
Screen Height: 480
Image type: PNG
Image -> Tick "Page numbers"
If you want to read in portrait tick "rotate 90 degrees" (if landscape dont tick)
Font -> I choose verdana with the font size 17, and leave the colours alone. Try experimenting if you want.
Text -> ignore/leave this
output -> This is also up to you. You can choose to either have all your images in one folder (can be hard to find your page), or the program will split them for you. I choose 100
Step 3: Click on "convert to images" found on the bottom of the page.
Step 4: copy your folder(of images) to your archos images folder and start reading.
Btw, if your reading in portrait mode, you might find it interesting to note that flicking your finger quickly on the top of the archos will change the page. (if you dont already know)
Also, the page number is written on the top right corner of the screen, In VERY SMALL writing.
Anyway have fun reading.
WOOPS!:
Forgot to say you can also listen to music while reading your book.


~Greg Rocket

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:42 pm 
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if you are inteligent, you don't need to buy programs...

(think about what it is)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:45 pm 
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This is a fantastic software with one flaw. It does not read my secured PDF files. There is no password needed to read it (my Archos can read it). But it just doesn't read it. It can read non secured files, but not my secured one. So does that mean if I want to read my ebooks, I have to tolerate the horrible speed?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:46 pm 
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ahcor1991 wrote:
if you are inteligent, you don't need to buy programs...

(think about what it is)


Let me guess, print screen?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:04 pm 
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Chengbin wrote:
ahcor1991 wrote:
if you are inteligent, you don't need to buy programs...

(think about what it is)


Let me guess, print screen?

That's not intelligent - that's hard work :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:14 pm 
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Just save the pdf as a jpg
I have been told that this does not work but I just took a 36 pg
pdf file and saved it as a jpeg
it is coverting each pg to a jpeg file

The quality seems good enough but i have not tranfered them to the
archos yet

each jpeg is:
1601x2101
438kb


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:46 pm 
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Chengbin wrote:
This is a fantastic software with one flaw. It does not read my secured PDF files. There is no password needed to read it (my Archos can read it). But it just doesn't read it. It can read non secured files, but not my secured one. So does that mean if I want to read my ebooks, I have to tolerate the horrible speed?


I don't have any protected PDF files but you could try this

www.a-pdf.com/security/restrictions_remover.htm

or

www.crackpdf.com/pdf-cracker-pro.html

They are free to try but if they work for you, you will have to bite the bullet and buy one.

~Greg Rocket


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:57 pm 
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zigmond wrote:
Chengbin wrote:
ahcor1991 wrote:
if you are inteligent, you don't need to buy programs...

(think about what it is)


Let me guess, print screen?

That's not intelligent - that's hard work :lol:


Exactly

Prof. Chaos wrote:
Just save the pdf as a jpg
I have been told that this does not work but I just took a 36 pg
pdf file and saved it as a jpeg
it is coverting each pg to a jpeg file

The quality seems good enough but i have not tranfered them to the
archos yet

each jpeg is:
1601x2101
438kb


How do you do that? Are you sure you can do that with a secured pdf file? Try this file and see if you're way works. Thanks.

http://www.yousendit.com/download/Q01IN ... UUd4dnc9PQ

GregRocket wrote:

I don't have any protected PDF files but you could try this

www.a-pdf.com/security/restrictions_remover.htm

or

www.crackpdf.com/pdf-cracker-pro.html

They are free to try but if they work for you, you will have to bite the bullet and buy one.

~Greg Rocket


I don't know if they're unlockable with a password. Although it is secured, you don't need a password to read it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:17 pm 
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GregRocket wrote:

www.a-pdf.com/security/restrictions_remover.htm

or

www.crackpdf.com/pdf-cracker-pro.html

They are free to try but if they work for you, you will have to bite the bullet and buy one.

~Greg Rocket


I don't know if they're unlockable with a password. Although it is secured, you don't need a password to read it.[/quote]

They are free to try for 15 days, so give the restrictions remover a try, as it's the least costly.

Otherwise I don't have another solution if the PDF is Adobe DRM protected you may be SOL.

~Greg Rocket


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:19 pm 
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I see what you mean
it wont let me convert it

If I think of anything else ill let you know


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:44 pm 
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OK I had an ebook PDF that I could not convert with "ebooks to image." The PDF shows the locked icon at the bottom and the restrictions where can't edit or copy.

I ran the PDF ebook through PDF Password Remover 3

I am now able to run the pdf ebook through "ebooks to image" and it worked perfectly.

~Greg Rocket


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:51 pm 
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PDF password remover rocks! It removed the password on all of my secured PDFs! Can anyone recommend a free software that can convert PDFs into text?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:05 am 
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Chengbin wrote:
PDF password remover rocks! It removed the password on all of my secured PDFs! Can anyone recommend a free software that can convert PDFs into text?


Here is a free one to try.
www.a-pdf.com/text/


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:31 am 
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Chengbin wrote:
PDF password remover rocks! It removed the password on all of my secured PDFs! Can anyone recommend a free software that can convert PDFs into text?


Once the pdf is unlocked, can't you just open it, press ctrl+A (select all), Ctrl +C (copy), open notepad or wordpad, press Ctrl+V (paste) and save as yourname.txt?

I think the software is called "magic control key" ;)

The only problem is it sometimes reads documents with multiple columns strangely.


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