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Sometimes clients email me a poster which they received from a graphic designer in pdf format that they want added to the site. I have generally told them to ask the designer to export it in jpeg format. This has been working out OK, but is there any easier option? The only other way I have figured out is to do a screen shot of the pdf and then crop it using gimp, but that's kind of time consuming.

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This is more appropriate on Superuser or perhaps the Ubuntu StackExchange site. – Lèse majesté Nov 24 '10 at 16:24
Oh, and BTW, Gimp should be able to import PDF files as read-only. So you just need to drag the PDF into Gimp and save-as JPEG. – Lèse majesté Nov 24 '10 at 16:26

ImageMagick (and the iMagick extension if you're using PHP) should work reasonably well for this task.

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