Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Publishing Images

Tools use to prep documents for web publishing as an image. 

  •  PDF-XChange Viewer –  The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDFreader/viewer available, an alternative to the Adobe Reader. This pdf reader will permit exporting the pages as JPG files.
  • Image Resizer for Windows is a utility that lets you resize one or more selected image files directly from Windows Explorer by right-clicking.
    • Image Resizer Online Is a good alternative to Resizer for Windows, it does all image resizing in the browser so you do not need to upload any images to a server to resize the images.
    • Imageresize.org is an online tool that allows you to perform many image manipulations for free.
  • Using Native Tools In Window 10 by digitaltrends.com – Go to print your document as you normally would, and select “Microsoft Print To PDF” as your printer.
  • CutePDF Writer It works in all versions of Windows, CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem". This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents – with just a push of a button!
    • Requires PS2PDF converter such as Ghostscript (recommended). You can get the free GPL Ghostscript 8.15 here.

If the document is not pdf format use either Native Tools In Windows or CutePDF Writer to save in pdf form.

Open the pdf file using PDF-XChange Viewer. Click the File menu choose Export > Export to Image. Select Image Type "JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group". Pick a Destination Folder and Filename. Click the Export button, if exporting a multiple page pdf document I suggest the Automatic naming feature.

If necessary use Picasa Photo Organizer to edit or crop JPG file.  After editing export the picture file from Picasa.

Image Resizer for Windows may be used to size one or many jpg files in a folder.  After installation Image Resizer will show in the menu when right-clicking one or many image files. Note: Our current websites use 730 and 930 pixel wide images for the two and one column pages.
I use the following Image Resizer settings.

  • Right-click one or many files then choose Resize pictures from the popup menu.
  • Image Resizer for Windows popup will appear (it sometimes takes 10 or 15 seconds).
  • I choose Custom "Scale to"
    • 730 x 3000 Pixels (for use in two-column pages) or
    • 930 x 3000 Pixels (for use in one column pages) Yes: I use 3000 as the hight setting!
    • Check "Only shrink pictures
    • I usually choose "Replace the original"

These prepared images can now be uploaded to WordPress and inserted into the Post or Page