Converting PDF Images to the JPEG Image File Format

The following article provides a background on JPEG and how to effectively convert between PDF and JPEG formats. By converting JPEG to PDF, users can more easily retain image quality. Converting from PDF to JPEG allows users to further edit images locked in a non-editable PDF file.

Among the plethora of different electronic file formats, some used by a narrow circle of industry experts and some used by a large body of average computer users, there is quite a number of file formats specifically developed to support different aspects and uses of an image. JPEG is probably the most widely used of image formats.

As Internet publishing is now easily accomplished by anyone that has access to a computer, the .JPEG file format is most commonly used for posting images online. The tools making it possible to generate JPEG files are also very common. Most digital cameras and memory cards use the JPEG file format for storing pictures in photo imaging applications. Without a doubt, the JPEG made photo publishing online easy and accessible to anyone.

Besides the common end user, the JPEG also appeals to professional photographers, graphic designers, and imaging experts because the format is ideal for images with a wide range of colours. It is used for posting photos online, exchanging them via email, personalizing web pages, online marketing and personalizing computer desktop. Although it does not support transparency, the JPEG can perfectly handle a gradation of colours that blend from one to another and its capabilities for producing high resolution images really contribute to its popularity. Most importantly, the JPEG image is well suited for "realistic" images, namely in the form of photographs, whether scanned in or uploaded from a device.

The PDF And The JPEG: Why The Need For Extraction?

The problem with JPEG is that every time you use the command SAVE AS to save it as a different file, the image quality decreases a little. For this reason, images are better transferred and archived in a universal PDF file, rather than in the JPEG image format. The PDF can serve as a container for all kinds of images for a number of purposes. For example, they are used for submission of professional print jobs where images for publication play a dominant role. Also, they are excellent for the easy transmission of high resolution, high quality images. More often than not, images in a PDF file serve as visual aid alongside informational content. These images can come handy when preparing other projects that might require the same visual portrayal. Using these exact images would certainly save you valuable time that you’d otherwise spend looking for similar visual material. In order to use the images locked in a PDF file, you will need some kind of PDF-to-image conversion utility.

Extract Those Images With Able2Extract PDF to JPEG Conversion

So, while it’s useful to turn JPEG images into PDF form for storing purposes, we sometimes need to extract images from a PDF file into JPEG in order to edit and reuse them. Investintech’s Able2Extract PDF Converter is a very reliable software in this case, because it converts PDF data from and to JPEG, as well as some other image formats. In addition, it performs other types of popular file conversions.

With the previous version of Able2Extract software, you could extract images from PDF documents into the Word, Powerpoint or HTML format. Yet, formats for those applications weren't intended to be manipulated as image files and thus, you may have had trouble using them as such or re-saving the image into another format. The latest versions of Able2Extract allow you to convert those images instantly into the .JPEG file format.

If you convert PDF to JPEG, you’ll no longer need to bother with the two-step text and image separations that requires re-saving and results in a loss of image quality. The straightforward extraction makes it easier and quicker for you to exchange, view, edit and upload those images.

As imaging software applications gain more advanced functionalities, complex digital editing and colour conversions are now possible. Although the JPEG format is ideal for images containing a multiplicity of colours, Able2Extract gives you the option to convert coloured images into black and white as well. Extract colour images into black and white ones to create more effective, and professional-looking artistic images.