PDF or PNG to high quality JPG
December 2, 2018 6:25 PM   Subscribe

I've got a print quality PNG and a print quality PDF of a image for a Christmas Card, and I need to convert one of them to a JPG so I can upload it to Shutterfly. All the online converters I've found result in JPGs that are too low resolution for printing. I only have a chromebook at my disposal. How can I convert this image right now so I can get this Christmas card ordered tonight?
posted by ocherdraco to Technology (7 answers total)
I know you said you only have a Chromebook. All I have is a ten-year-old Mac laptop, and I can use the Preview app to save a PDF as a 300dpi high-quality JPG and it looks pretty great. So, I thought I would post based on the possibility that you have a friend with a Mac that could do it.

If you want to meMail me I can give it a try.
posted by Gilgamesh's Chauffeur at 6:35 PM on December 2, 2018

Yeah if you memail me I’d be happy to convert it for you.
posted by kellygrape at 6:55 PM on December 2, 2018

Or for future readers, check out https://pixlr.com - which is a photo editing tool you might find some success with.
posted by kellygrape at 6:58 PM on December 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

I actually have used pixlr in the past, but I'm having trouble getting it to work lately--keep getting error messages. MeMails sent! Thank you both!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:08 PM on December 2, 2018

Another mefite emailed me a converted file directly! It's all taken care of! Thank you, kind mefite!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:13 PM on December 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

For those who might want the steps spelled out for doing this without "???":
  1. Get a working Macbook.
  2. Open the file in Preview.
  3. Check under “adjust size” that the current resolution for the file is above 300 dpi, else use another file.
  4. Export from the high-enough-resolution file to JPG.
  5. Send back to your friend and profit in the good feelings.

posted by marteki at 7:19 PM on December 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

Thank you Marteki!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:23 PM on December 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

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