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PDF to Gif or Jpg?
Anyone know the best way to convert a Pdf file to a gif or jpg? My partner the programmer did some extensive reading on PDF to Image solution. Microsoft doesn't include PDF manipulation as part of their .NET library. The libraries he read about were the ones for crystal reports, and they won't do what we need. Almost no company offers this type of PDF conversion without a printdriver, let alone in a .NET managed assembly. Thanks for any help you can provide.
ghostscript might be able to handle this. i wouldn't expect anything from Microsoft, PDF is an Adobe format and Office has its own similar (conceptually) format.
There are a bunch of third party .NET PDF components. See here:
I'm curious why you'd want to convert a PDF to an image?
Whoops... CeTe makes DynamicPdf, not ActivePdf (I've used both).
To be honest though, I'm waiting to see what PDF support Microsoft includes in the next version of SQL Server Reporting Services.
I'm not sure that MS will bother supporting PDF in SQL Reporting, although it'd be nice...
Microsoft has a competitor to PDF, that ships with Office 2003.
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
yes, i'll repeat myself and say to look to what ghostscript can do for you. it's probably that or some adobe product. or maybe something from elcomsoft. microsoft is a competitor to adobe and thus probably won't have any tools themselves.
Thanks for your help on the conversion from PDF to Gif or Jpg! We were able to find software called PSservices from a company called Apago that did a great job. http://www.apago.com
Why not have the preview be in PDF?
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