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Thumbnails from other file format (PDF, EPS...) (Read 5149 times)
kenobee
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Thumbnails from other file format (PDF, EPS...)
Apr 20th, 2006 at 9:03pm
 
If i want to make thumbnail from PDF (multipage) or EPS or TIFF (cmyk prepress)
it was a good think to include the free imageMagick library? into your plugin "Automatically Create Thumbnails" ?
There is also the PDF995 and http://www.omniformat.com/ to convert other input files... ???

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Re: Thumbnails from other file format (PDF, EPS...
Reply #1 - Oct 22nd, 2007 at 3:05pm
 
This will be a kewl function when it is available. Will it come? Roll Eyes
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Re: Thumbnails from other file format (PDF, EPS...
Reply #2 - Oct 22nd, 2007 at 3:12pm
 
Actually, it is already possible (just not really documented) - I will write a web-page about it.
Basically, what you need to do:

Download ImageMagick:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=24099

And, assuming you install it in

C:\Program Files\ImageMagick

You can use watchDirectory's  "automatically run a batch file" plugin to auto convert PDF to JPG.
The batch file you need to start is like the following one liner (take care of linewraps):
Code:
"C:\Program Files\ImageMagick\convert.exe" "%WD_FILE%" -resize 50%% "%WD_FILE_D%%WD_FILE_B%.jpg" 



Use the "filter events" window so WD will only monitor for PDF files. It will create the JPG in the same directory as where the PDF is found.

Gert
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