Creating thumbnails from PDF pages

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Creating thumbnails from PDF pages

Postby forhire » Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:11 pm

Today I had about 40 PDF pages I needed to index and place on the web. I wanted to create jpeg thumbnails of each page... simple right? It took a little searching but I found an article that explained out to use GhostScript and ImageMagick to do it. So off to sourceforge for I went for ImageMagick.

This is a link to the article: ... icleid=394

After finding that indeed it did work... I started converting, but after 4 or 5 pages I decided there must be a better way. And there was. I wrote a DOS batch file. Yes DOS in the year 2005. One big long line because I'm lazy:
for %%f in (*.pdf) do if not exist %%~nf.jpg convert.exe -resize 100x100 %%f %%~nf.jpg

You can leave out the "if" statement if you wish.

That's that hack of the day 8)

BTW: this is the page I was working on: ... pdfcatalog
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