new photo frame: pdf to jpg conversion

I got a new digital photo frame for xmas, and it is big enough that I wanted to use it to display the score sheets while I play the piano.  Only problem:  music scores frequently come as pdf files, and the frame only handles simple image files…

ImageMagick to the rescue!

I was doing this on windows, so I first had to download Ghostscript (http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/GPL/gpl900.htm).  For some reason I already had ImageMagick installed…. (hmm).

Then the magic incantation:

convert -density 200x200 minuet-g.pdf minuet-g.jpg

ImageMagick automatically splits the pdf into individually numbered .jpg files. The -density argument was necessary to get all the lines to show up.

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