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Saving file as a PDF? lckrkrzypatch 19 Feb 03:02
  Saving file as a PDF? Patrick Shanahan 19 Feb 03:09
  Saving file as a PDF? Partha Bagchi 19 Feb 03:19
  Saving file as a PDF? Owen 19 Feb 03:32
  Saving file as a PDF? Steve Kinney 19 Feb 03:41
   Saving file as a PDF? Steve Kinney 19 Feb 04:23
  Saving file as a PDF? Burnie West 19 Feb 20:17
  Saving file as a PDF? Liam R E Quin 19 Feb 21:05
2012-02-19 03:02:23 UTC (about 2 years ago)
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Saving file as a PDF?

Is it possible to save files as PDF like photoshop?

Patrick Shanahan
2012-02-19 03:09:45 UTC (about 2 years ago)

Saving file as a PDF?

* lckrkrzypatch [02-18-12 22:05]:

Is it possible to save files as PDF like photoshop?

should not be too difficult to access the "File" menu and select "Save As" and see what formats are available.

But I cannot answer about "like photoshop", have never used it and do not own an operating system which will support it. I would rather spend the $600 for glass for my cameras.

Partha Bagchi
2012-02-19 03:19:54 UTC (about 2 years ago)

Saving file as a PDF?

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM, lckrkrzypatch wrote:

Is it possible to save files as PDF like photoshop?

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Yes. If you are using Gimp 2.7.x then export as -> change the extension to PDF.

Owen
2012-02-19 03:32:01 UTC (about 2 years ago)

Saving file as a PDF?

Is it possible to save files as PDF like photoshop?

I can't speak for 2.6 but the 2.7 version allows you to export to pdf

-- Owen

Steve Kinney
2012-02-19 03:41:48 UTC (about 2 years ago)

Saving file as a PDF?

On 02/18/2012 10:02 PM, lckrkrzypatch wrote:

Is it possible to save files as PDF like photoshop?

Probably not "like Photoshop" but here are two ways:

1. Easy as in simple: Save your image as a .ps file. (That's postscript.) Then convert the .ps file to .pdf via the ps2pdf terminal command, i.e.:

ps2pdf example.ps example.pdf

ps2pdf is part of the GhostScript package, versions should be available for most operating systems.

2. Easy as in all-gui on Windows: Install PDFCreator, and "print" your image to PDF - this will appear as an option when you select a printer from the ones installed on the system.

I believe MAC systems can natively print to PDF, but don't quote me on that.

:o)

Steve

Steve Kinney
2012-02-19 04:23:45 UTC (about 2 years ago)

Saving file as a PDF?

On 02/18/2012 10:41 PM, Steve Kinney wrote:

On 02/18/2012 10:02 PM, lckrkrzypatch wrote:

Is it possible to save files as PDF like photoshop?

Probably not "like Photoshop" but here are two ways:

1. Easy as in simple: Save your image as a .ps file. (That's postscript.) Then convert the .ps file to .pdf via the ps2pdf terminal command, i.e.:

ps2pdf example.ps example.pdf

ps2pdf is part of the GhostScript package, versions should be available for most operating systems.

Um, on second thought, I have been playing with this and it is giving me cat fits. The GIMP's Postscript files are fine, but apparently ps2pdf, at least the version installed on my system, does not like "arbitrary" dimensions, and gives me an image cropped as IT dang well pleases as a pdf output.

So, here's another e-z gui option, probably better than any I suggested earlier:

Save your image as a .png file. Open it with Inkscape, making sure the "embed" option is selected. Do a Save As, select the PDF format, name the output file with the correct extension, and hit the go button.

This should work on all platforms. If it does not, make sure you have GhostScript installed - you also need it to import .pdf files to the GIMP.

If you do not already have Inkscape, congratulations, now you can play with vector files! Don't miss Inkscape's File > Import from Open Clip Art Library command - tons of free images that are flexible and adaptable in every sense of the word.

:o)

Steve

Burnie West
2012-02-19 20:17:46 UTC (about 2 years ago)

Saving file as a PDF?

On 02/18/2012 07:02 PM, lckrkrzypatch wrote:

Is it possible to save files as PDF like photoshop?

Normally when I want a GIMP image in pdf format, it would be to include it in a multi-page document. I would use LibreOffice to complete the formatting using .png images saved from GIMP, and export from LibreOffice to pdf.

I have no idea otherwise about what doing it "like photoshop" would mean other than what has already been suggested.

-- Burnie

Liam R E Quin
2012-02-19 21:05:30 UTC (about 2 years ago)

Saving file as a PDF?

On Sun, 2012-02-19 at 04:02 +0100, lckrkrzypatch wrote:

Is it possible to save files as PDF like photoshop?

Assuming you are on a GNU/Linux™ system and are using CUPS to manage your printers,
(1) File->Print
(2) in the list of printers, at the top, choose Print to File (3) make sure PDF is selected as the format.

GIMP will not reliably open the image again if yuo save it as pdf; for re-opening purpose, save in GIMP's native xcf format; you can save space by using .xcf.gz as the file extension, which will compress it.

If you want to place the image on the page using Illustrator, save (export) it to Encapsulated PostScript (EPS).

If you want to place the image on the page in Inkscape, use PNG format, which is lossless as far as detail is concerned, but does not preserve text layers as text.

If you want something else, be more precise with your question, and remember many people on this list have never actually seen Adobe PhotoShop.

Liam