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GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-27-2005 14:48

is there a possibility of extracting images from a pdf document besides taking a screenshot?

in scientific publications a lot of the imagery is in vector graphics (eps) and i'd like to get them in the same vector format too.

thanks!

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-27-2005 15:49

haven't used it but I was going to give it a try. See if this will do what you want.

Here is a link to the program they suggest

Later,

C:\



(Edited by CPrompt on 09-27-2005 15:50)

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-27-2005 16:22

it looks great, only problem is that this solidconverter's trial version only converts 10% of the document.

thanks anyways.

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-27-2005 20:36

What happens if you open the document in Acrobat Reader and use the image selection tool to copy the image?

Could you show us a link to a document that has an image you want to copy so we can play with it?

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-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-27-2005 22:14

where in acrobat reader can i find this image selection tool?

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 09-28-2005 04:21

As it happens this spash came up as I was checking for you:

This is where the tool is located GRUMBLE, I hope this is what you meant.

I've been checking this out recently to do a tutorial in PDF format.

::tao:::: ::cell::

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-28-2005 10:44

argh.... i have the latest version of acrobat and even downloaded all the recommended plug-ins but i cant find that button.

from the adobe help, it seems that this only works if the pdf is "picture task" enabled.
unfortunately i work with pdfs that have been created from tex->ps->pdf

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 09-28-2005 11:36

you should be able to just rip the vector data out of there with a hex editor... possible in gziped format though.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-28-2005 16:41

that's a good idea, but in my case probably not worth the effort.
or would it be pretty simple, what do you think TP?

so far i use a this tool
http://pdf-image-extraction-wizard.softonic.de/ie/43589
to extract the images as bmps and this tool
http://autotrace.sourceforge.net
to vectorize them.

works ok with straight lines but has its problems with curves.

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-29-2005 04:33

I'm running Acrobat Reader 7.0 on Windows 2000. I think it's the latest version of Acrobat.

If you use the Select Tool, the cursor will be a vertical bar when you hover over text. If you move he cursor over a graphic, it becomes a plus. You can select the graphic by clicking it, then copy it.

In Acrobat 6.0, the Selection tool had a little arrow in it and you could choose eitehr the Text Selection Tool, or the Image Selection Tool. I assume you're using 7.0 though.

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-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-29-2005 12:30
quote:

hyperbole said:
If you use the Select Tool, the cursor will be a vertical bar when you hover over text. If you move he cursor over a graphic, it becomes a plus.



yes it does, but only for rastergraphics.

if its a vector graphic, which i want to extract, then it becomes the standard windows-arrow and i cant select the image.

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-29-2005 19:27

OK, I had wondered if that might be the case. I'm sorry the Selection Tool didn't work for this. I had hoped it would, but I don't have any vector image in a *.pdf to try it out on.

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-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-29-2005 22:43

hehe ok.

if you need a pdf with a vector graphic:
http://algorithmicbotany.org/papers/l-sys.sig95.pdf ~700k

on top of page 3 there is a vector graphic. try gettin that one out.

garmp
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From: St. Louis, MO
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 10-06-2005 16:00

Open the doc in Illustrator. The vector images will remain vector and the raster images can be copied ond placed in Photoshop

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 10-07-2005 14:03

that worked perfectly!

thanks garmp!

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 10-10-2005 14:19

oh man! you have to ask yourself "Why didn't I think of that". Good idea garmp! I tend to make everything too difficult

Later,

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