[Tugindia] Creating JPG/JPEG

David Kastrup tugindia@tug.org
21 Dec 2002 21:28:07 +0100

"Dr. Dinesh Karia" <dineshjk@earth.planet.net.in> writes:

> Nikhil = "Nikhil Joshi" <nikhil_joshi@gmx.net>
> Nikhil> i realized afterwards that if i convert pdf/ps files to jpg using
> Nikhil> ImageMagick's convert utility I need not worry whether the recipient
> has a
> Nikhil> Acrobat Reader or not.
> Is ImageMagick a freeware? If yes, could you please provide the URL to
> download it? If not, is anybody in the group aware of a path (though long)
> using freeware(s) to convert the PDF/PS/EPS/DVI to JPEG/JPG/GIF/BMP/WMF ?
> I need this because, while creating some message for totally nontechnical
> persons (mainly family members), this would be of great help. To communicate
> to professionals, usually this need not be inevitable.

The preview package is handy for creating shrink-wrapped graphics from
TeX input.

It is available from CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/supported/preview

If you don't mind getting full pages, you can just use dvips and
GhostScript with appropriate options.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum