PDF to Image Conversion

Alan Stenhouse alanstenhouse at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 8 06:55:13 EDT 2013

Hi Ray

You probably know these bits already - they're unfortunately also not X-platform:

1. Have you tried   sips    from the command line on OSX? 

e.g.   sips -s format png mypdf.pdf --out myimage.png

2. Maybe Irfanview on Windows. Apparently it has command-line options.


Alan Stenhouse
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On 08/10/2013, at 12:11 AM, use-livecode-request at lists.runrev.com wrote:

> This seems like such an old topic but I've yet to find a good solution.  
> Quicktime works in a limited way and it's also a Mac only solution.  
> Regarding cross platform solutions I believe Imagick requires 
> GhostScript which could present both licensing issues as well as a 
> complicated installer procedure.  It would be great to see something in 
> the Livecode store which simply accepts a shell command supplying a path 
> to a PDF, a path to a folder and a quality of say 1 to 10- or something.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks in advance,
> Ray
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