[texhax] Convert pdf to png or other picture format

William F Hammond hmwlfsr at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 22 00:05:35 CEST 2013

Bob Tennent <rdt at cs.queensu.ca> writes:

> PDF is usually a vector-graphic format without an inherent resolution.
> To get higher resolution than the default (likely 100dpi) use
> convert -density nnn name.pdf name.jpg
> where nnn is as large as you want. 200 should be good enough for
> most purposes.

I'm finding that specifying density makes the output from "convert" better,
but the best result I've had is with "pdftoppm" (xpdf/poppler) followed
by "ppmtojpeg" (not seeing a ppm to png converter).

                              -- Bill

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