Just wondering if it's possible to automatically create a .jpg file from a .pdf file when uploading.

I've been seeing a bunch ImageMagick suggestions, but my brain is too tired to grasp it tonight. I guess I'm wondering if there is any other solutions to get a scaled .jpg from a .pdf on upload.

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If you need the JPGs for rendering on a page the Thumber add-on from ElectricPutty should do exactly what you need:

{exp:thumber:create src='/uploads/documents/yourfile.pdf' page='2' extension='jpg' height='250' class='awesome' title='Click to download' link='yes'}
  • But be aware that you need ImageMagick (is most likely already installed) and Ghostscript on the server. Jan 22, 2013 at 22:56

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