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Episode 146: Ripping Apart a PDF

Sep 19, 2010, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])


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"This week I rip apart a PDF based photography magazine using GIMP. GIMP can load a PDF and use the pages as layers or single images. You can then "steal" the content or modify it. I took Paul Wellner Bou's new magazine "Lighted Moments" and extracted a series of images from it. I want to use these images in a promo video for the magazine – where I plan to submit some pictures.

"For using portrait oriented images in a landscape format video I had to get the aspect ratio right, so I had to change the canvas size and add new background. One image needed to be combined out of two pages. Due to an error by me I also had to explain the difference between changing the canvas size and scaling the image content."

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