How to convert PDF documents into images files (JPEG, GIF, BMP, or any format) in order to exploit them.
This article aims to answer this problem with free softwares.
This article describes the procedure under Windows XP. However, it can easily be adapted to other operating systems (Windows98, Windows 7, Linux, MacOS X, etc. ...), as most of the softwares used are available for many platforms.
Gimp is a free, cross platform software for creating/editing images.
Choose a location Enter the desired file name and add the necessary extension (. Jpg,. Bmp,. Gif, etc ...) or choose the type of files in the list.
OK, change options if necessary (compression, etc. ...) and validate again.
If you have the following error message:
The opening of "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\ my_file.pdf" failed: Unable to open "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\ my_file.pdf" for reading: Failed to load document from data (error 1) '
Make sure you have installed Ghostscript, you have successfully created the new environment variables and the paths you have given for these variables are correct.
Right-clicking on a PDF and selection "open with" > Gimp systematically lead to this error.