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PDF file importing? Higher resolution possible? Alternative method?

December 17, 2008 | 6:23 pm

Hello,

I’m trying to import PDF files into a jitter app but I’m having some difficulty getting something I can actually use.

Whenever I use either jit.qt.movie or jit.matrix’s importmovie to import the PDF file, I get a very blurry, low resolution "snapshot"-quality output of my PDF file.

I know that Jitter relies heavily on Quicktime and that this is probably the reason for the disappointment… Quicktime CAN open PDF files, but only at a very low resolution it seems.

I was wondering if anyone knows how to import a PDF into Max 5 at a decent resolution, something around 300dpi or so (Which would make a 8.5×11 PDF file = roughly 2550px by 3300px.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Peace,
Drew


December 22, 2008 | 3:52 pm

No? Does anyone maybe know of a Java package that can handle Sibelius score PDF files?

My other thought was to create some sort of preprocessor that creates a folder of JPEG files of each page of the score and then just use JPEGs in the Max patch. My thought it still to find a way to do this inside Max using mxj. Anyone know any classes that can handle this?

Also, jweb seems feasible, but not ideal… is there any way to disallow the user from scrolling in the jweb object and rely on messages like "next" and "prev" to move through the PDF file?

Thoughts? Anybody?


December 22, 2008 | 6:20 pm


August 29, 2013 | 2:56 am

Why not choose a fine 3rd party PDF manipulating tool to help you with that work? I think if you have one whose way of processing is simple and fast will make your PDF importing work much more convenient. You can google and have a try. I hope you succes. Good luck.


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