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Create thumbnail image (jpg/png) of PDF file using Python

Is there any way to do this directly within python?

If not is there any other good way to achieve it?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Nov 20 '07 #1
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sophie_newbie wrote:
Is there any way to do this directly within python?

If not is there any other good way to achieve it?

Thanks in advance for any help!
I have used ghostscript from within python to do this sort of thing. You may get
problems if the fonts are too exotic, but otherwise it works quite well. If that
sounds OK I can send you a script that I use.
Robin Becker

Nov 20 '07 #2
On Nov 20, 11:36 am, sophie_newbie <paulgeele...@g mail.comwrote:
Is there any way to do this directly within python?

If not is there any other good way to achieve it?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Take a look at PIL -- http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/. Among
other things, it allows you to easily create thumbnails.

--Nathan Davis
Nov 20 '07 #3
On Nov 20, 5:36 pm, sophie_newbie <paulgeele...@g mail.comwrote:
Is there any way to do this directly within python?

If not is there any other good way to achieve it?

Thanks in advance for any help!
I think I've solved this problem using a piece of software called
imageMagick. Good stuff so it is.
Nov 21 '07 #4

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