Here we go again! Your colleague - usually careless - again chose the wrong way to send you the images you needed to draft a business document. Instead of sending you individual files in JPG format, he sent you a single PDF containing all the images. And now? Quite a nuisance, right?
At this point, if you don't want to waste any more time waiting for the right files to be sent to you, you just have to take action and convert PDF to JPG using one of the many software or online services suitable for the purpose. Yes, you read that right. Fortunately, there are many and many of them are even free. So I would say not to get lost in chat further and see immediately which are the best.
Below you will find several listed, both for software and online services. They are all extremely reliable and easy to use even for those who have no experience in using computers. You just have to identify the one that seems to you best suited to your needs and use it by following the very simple instructions I'm about to give you. I bet you will be pleasantly surprised by the results you will be able to obtain!
Convert PDF to JPG on Windows
Let's start with a review of software that allows you to convert PDF to JPG on Windows computers. There are really something for everyone, all free and incredibly easy to use. Choose the one that seems best suited to your needs.
If you want to convert your PDF to JPG without wasting time, download PDF-XChange Viewer. It is a free and portable PDF file viewer (that is, it does not require installations to work) that includes some advanced export functions, such as the one that allows you to transform PDFs into JPEG.
To download the program on your PC, connected to its official website, select the item Portable version (ZIP) from the drop-down menu at the top and presses the button Download.
When the download is complete, open the zip archive you just downloaded, extract the contents to any folder and run the executable PDFXCview.exe. At this point, drag the PDF to convert to JPG in the PDF-XChange Viewer window and go to the menu File> Export> Export as Image.
In the window that opens, set the option JPEG – Joint Graphic Experts Group in the drop-down menu Image type and choose whether to convert all pages of the document, only the current page or specific page range selecting one of the options listed on the top left. Finally, choose the folder in which to save the images by clicking on the button Shop by Department and presses the button Export to start exporting the images. The operation should take no more than a few seconds.
PDFill FREE PDF Tools
PDFill FREE PDF Tools is an all-in-one application for working with PDF files under Windows. It allows you to merge and split documents, apply watermarks, convert document pages to images and much more. It is completely free and very simple to use.
To download PDFill FREE PDF Tools on your PC, connect to the program's website and click on the button Download now twice in a row: the first time at the top right, under the heading Get this tool only, the second on the web page that opens.
When the download is complete, open the file by double clicking on it PDFill_PDF_Tools_FREE.exe just downloaded and, in the window that opens, first click on the button Yes and then Next. Then accept the conditions of use of the program, putting the check mark next to the item I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and complete the software installation process by clicking first Next three consecutive times and then on install e Finish.
Make sure there is no check mark next to the entries for other PDFill products, otherwise evaluation copies of other PDFill software you do not need will be installed. Furthermore, I would like to point out that during the setup a program called Ghostscript. Don't worry, it's not promotional software or malware - it's free software that is used to interpret Adobe's PostScript and PDF page description languages. Without the latter, PDFill FREE PDF Tools cannot function properly.
Another component necessary for the program to work, which you may be asked to install, is the . Net Framework from Microsoft. If at the end of the setup you are told that this software is not present on the PC, click on the button Download and install this feature to remedy the problem.
When installation is complete, to convert a PDF file to JPG with PDFill FREE PDF Tools, start the program and click on the button Convert PDF to Images present in its main screen. Then select the document to convert and, in the window that opens, set the preferences for the output images.
Then put the check mark next to the item JPG to set this output format, type in the field Image resolution the number of DPI that the photos resulting from the conversion must have (I suggest you leave the default value active or set 300 dpi for a higher quality) and click on the button Save as image to select the folder to save the JPGs and start the conversion process.
If you want, you can also set a range of pages to turn into custom images using the text fields placed next to the item Select page from. Facile, see?
Instead of converting the pages of a PDF to JPG files, would you like to extract the images contained in the document? No problem. With Nitro Reader, a great PDF reader available in a free version, you can do this and more.
To download the free version of Nitro Reader on your computer, connected to the program's website, fill out the form that is proposed to you by entering your name, surname and email address (you can also use a temporary email address) and first click on the button Download Free and then Download Nitro Reader (32 bit) if you are using a 32-bit operating system or Download Nitro Reader (64 bit) if you are using a 64-bit operating system.
When the download is complete, open the Nitro Reader installation package (eg. nitro_reader5_64.exe), metti il segno di spunta accanto alla voce I accept the terms in the License Agreement click her cousin install and then Yes e Finish to conclude the setup.
To extract images from a PDF using Nitro Reader, import the document in question into the program and click the button Extract images which is located at the top.
In the window that opens, click on the button Options, set the drop-down menus Extract color images as e Extract monochrome images as su JPG and click on the button first OK e poi quello Extract to start extracting images.
By default, the images will be saved (as a JPG file) in the PDF source folder. To choose another path, select the entry Specific folder in the drop-down menu output and click on the button KATEGORIEN placed next to the latter.
Convert PDF to JPG on Mac
Now let's move on to some applications, both free and paid, that allow you to convert PDF to JPG on Mac.
PDF Toolkit +
Do you use a Mac? Then know you can convert PDF to JPG easily with PDF Toolkit +. It is a small app that I like to define as a "Swiss Army Knife" for PDFs: it allows you to merge, split, compress, convert and extract texts and images from them. You can download it from the Mac App Store for € 1,99.
How does it work? Nothing easier. After starting PDF Toolkit +, click on the tab Text / Images, drag the PDF to convert to JPEG into the program window and set the item JPEG in the drop-down menu at the bottom right.
Then choose the resolution that the output images should have from the drop-down menu Record as pictures (I advise you to keep the setting High resolution 300 dpi), click the button Converted, choose the folder in which to export the images and that's it.
If you want, by pressing the button Extract! found under the heading Extract images you can directly extract the images contained in the PDF without converting the other contents (ie texts, tables and so on).
I assure you that PDF Toolkit + is worth all the (little) money it costs. However, if you really don't want to open your wallet, I would like to point out that thanks to Automator you can create a small “home made” application that can transform PDF files into JPG images.
The procedure to follow is quite simple. Launch Automator (you can find it in the Other Launchpad), choose to start creating a new one Application and select the item library from the side bar of the sinistra.
At this point, add the following elements to the app by double clicking on each of them: Ask for Finder items (to allow the application to process the PDF files selected by the user), Turn PDF pages into images (to convert) e Move Finder Items (to specify the folder in which to save the output images, by default the desktop).
At this point, go to the menu File> Save of Automator, select the folder in which to save the app and that's it. At this point, to convert PDF to JPG with the application created by Automator, start the latter, select the document to convert and all its pages will appear as a JPG file on the desktop.
Convert PDF to JPG Online
If you wish convert PDF to JPG without installing programs on your PC, you can only rely on one of the online services that I am about to recommend.
iLovePDF is a great online service dedicated to converting and editing PDF files. It does not require registration and automatically deletes the files uploaded to its servers. It allows both to convert and to extract images from PDFs and has an upload limit of 200MB.
To use it, connect to its home page and drag the PDF to convert into the browser window. Then choose whether to convert the JPG pages or extract images from the PDF and presses the button Convert to JPG to start processing - and subsequent downloading - of the images.
Finally, let me tell you about CloudConvert - a universal online converter that supports tons of different file types. It does not require registration - at least not necessarily - and allows you to process up to 10 files at a time. It also has an upload limit set at 1GB and protects users' privacy by deleting files after conversion.
To convert a PDF to JPG with CloudConvert, linked to the home page of the latter and drag the file to be converted into the browser window. Then press the button Start conversion (bottom right), wait for the conversion to be completed and download the output file to your PC by pressing the button Download that appears next to the original document name.