[Solved] Converting illustrations to JPEG format

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[Solved] Converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby buck61 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:12 pm

Am using 4.1.0/Windows 7 and need to know how to convert my creations to JPEG so I can upload them to my website?
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby acknak » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:31 pm

Welcome to the community forum!

Did you try File > Export ... File Format: JPEG ?
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby buck61 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:34 pm

Yes, and my only option is PDF. Cannot upload PDF to my website.
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:36 pm

Look at /File /Export, not at /File /Export as PDF.
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby acknak » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:37 pm

Which application are you working in? OO Draw? Impress (presentation/slides)? Something else?
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby buck61 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:39 pm

I am working in Text Document
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:41 pm

In that case you need to do screen captures, using some form of screen capture program appropriate to your operating system.
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby acknak » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:43 pm

Right. OO Writer is pretty much limited to print/pdf output; it can't export to image files.

I think the best you can do in that situation is either copy/paste into OO Draw, then File > Export to JPEG

Or, just use a screen capture from OO Writer. You can get a clean display of the document by FIle > Page Preview
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby buck61 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:47 pm

Tell me more about copy/paste into OO Draw, then File > Export to JPEG? This seems like a better and faster option vs. screen capture.
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby buck61 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:17 pm

OK. This is what I thought. Thanks for suggestions. There is no simple means. I will continue the Ctrl/Print Screen method. Bummer, just thought there would be some type of converter to simplify conversion. Sincerely, Buck
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:22 pm

If you are uploading to a web site, you can switch to /View /Web View and save in HTML format. However OpenOffice does not produce good HTML code and the best advice is to use a different editor if you need HTML.
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Re: Converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby John_Ha » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:37 pm

It might be useful to export the file to a PDF, then google for PDF to image converters as there are many.

I quickly found PDF to JPG online converter which converts PDFs to JPG files. Be aware that text will display badly in a JPG because of the lossy compression algorithm - you might be best to use a lossless compression like GIF or PNG if you have lots of text and/or graphics with sharp edges. JPG should only be used for photos - never graphics (unless it uses a high pixel count and high Quality Factor when creating the JPG). PDF Converter offers the choice of JPG, PNG or TIF files.
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Re: converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby John_Ha » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:30 pm

RoryOF wrote:Look at /File /Export, not at /File /Export as PDF.

buck61 wrote:Yes, and my only option is PDF.


Rory - I too had only PDF until I added the XHTML filter. It looks like you have a filter / add-on for exporting as JPG.
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Re: Converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby John_Ha » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:35 pm

buck61 wrote:Am using 4.1.0/Windows 7 and need to know how to convert my creations to JPEG so I can upload them to my website?


If you just want the illustrations converted to JPG (as mentioned in the subject line), then Edit > Copy them; paste them into an image viewer like IrfanView; and save them as whatever format you want.

If you want the whole page converted to a JPG (as implied by "creations" in your post), then follow the route via a PDF as above (and compare the quality / size of JPG and PNG).
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Re: Converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby acknak » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:06 pm

Oh, right. I knew there was an alternative; I just couldn't recall it. The GraphicsMagick suite (www.graphicsmagick.org/) includes a "convert" utility that can convert from pdf to any image format you like. Just export your Writer page to pdf and convert that to the jpeg.
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Re: Converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby buck61 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:38 pm

Thanks to all, especially to the moderators acknak and RoryOF. I will continue doing a screen capture. It's the only way to get high quality illustrations and text.
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Re: [Solved] Converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby lockerdog » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:47 pm

Dear acknak,

You said:
The GraphicsMagick suite (http://www.graphicsmagick.org/) includes a "convert" utility that can convert from pdf to any image format you like. Just export your Writer page to pdf and convert that to the jpeg.


I went to that page but have no idea how to install such a thing. I downloaded it and extracted it with 7Zip but couldn't figure out how to make it install. I do have a 64-bit system, if that helps. I can see they offer Q8 and Q16 versions in their installation instructions. I don't have any experience writing software code; I'm not a computer expert. Can you please explain how this thing can be installed, or direct me to a similar program that will achieve the same thing at 300 dpi or 600 dpi?

Thank you very much for your help!

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Re: [Solved] Converting illustrations to JPEG format

Postby robleyd » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:27 am

As you are using Windows, you may find the GraphicsMagick Windows Installation page helpful; the instructions seem to be quite detailed..

Make sure you download the Windows installable binary package from the link on their download page.

Note that it appears to be a command line program, not a point and click type program.
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