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Eric the Red
February 11th, 2009, 12:52 AM
I'm trying to convert a .PDF to a .BMP

So I tried,

convert "thedoc.pdf" "converted.bmp"

This does indeed converted the .PDF to the .BMP however, it seems like the resolution is like 50% of what the .PDF resolution was. This makes reading any text in my .BMP impossible. How do I keep the quality the same in the output as it was in the orginal PFD input?

February 11th, 2009, 02:20 AM
According to this (http://blog.robfelty.com/2008/03/11/convert-pdf-to-png-with-imagemagick/), you need to run this command to get it how you want:

convert -density 600x600 -resize 800x560 -quality 90 "thedoc.pdf" "converted.bmp"
Why are you trying to convert it to BMP, though, instead of JPG or even PNG? BMP takes up a lot of space for a horrible quality image.

February 13th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Try using the GIMP.