The need came up when a friend sent me a document in PDF form. I wanted to post the document on my other blog. While I could have uploaded the document directly to my web host, I didn't want to go through the bother.
So why not try converting it with GIMP? Could I?
Little known fact: PDF is one of the file types listed in GIMP's
Open Imagedialog. Opening a PDF document will give you this list of options:
Most of the options are self-explanatory, but there are a couple more which I think I should explain:
Pagestells GIMP which pages to convert. In the screenshot above, it will convert page 1 of the document. You can also specify multiple pages such as a page range, e.g.,
5-8. Each page will be converted and loaded as a separate image file.
Imported PDF files look a little sharp. Antialiasing options will help a bit, but not too much. It can't hurt to put them at