Thursday, May 6, 2010



Well, it was going to be.   I went to the copy store to scan a few of my oversized documents.  The first was my great grandfather Patrick O'Rourke's naturalization certificate from 1894.  The second two were two German documents, one being my grandmothers Baptismal certificate and my grandparents marriage and other information from Germany.

I asked the woman if she could scan and print in color.   Yes, that worked well.   She also said she could put those scans on my flash drive.   

Wonderful, I could post things on my blog.  After I got home and went to transfer them from the flash drive to my computer, I discovered she had put them in an Adobe file.

Now, how do I get them to transfer to my blog.   I have been trying and can not get that done.  

I understand why she would put them in an Adobe file so they can’t be altered, but she should have asked me first.   I have to get back to the drawing board on that one.   

The colored copies are too large to be put on my scanner.   Any ideas will be appreciated.


  1. I googled your problem but I'm not sure of the adobe file extention is involved. If it's a .ai file one suggestion was that Xnview would convert them to jpeg. Its a free program at
    good luck.

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  3. Claudia - I googled convert pdf to jp and found a number of possible programs - some free. I haven't tried them. I hope you can find one that will do what you need.

  4. Thank you very much for all your suggestions. I will spend a little time and see which one works for me and then post the results.


  5. Here's another idea. If you open the PDF file, go to the page you want to make a jpg of. Right click on it and you should get a little menu that offers you some options including "Select Tool". Click on that, then start at the upper corner of the image you want, click and drag to the diagonally opposite corner (if the whole image is not in the window that's okay, just keep dragging a little below the bottom of the window and it will scroll the page as you drag. When you release the mouse, the area you want will be selected. Right-click on it again and this time you are offered the ability to Copy Image. You can then Paste it as a new image in Paint Shop Pro or whatever image editor you have, and then save that as a jpg.

    Good luck!

  6. T.K., that is a great idea, I will try that. I Google programs to convert PDF to Windows and I even downloaded a program. BUT, when I opened it the instructions were non existent. Perhaps they were waiting for me to get the Pay Version. I will now try the "Select Tool" option and try that...