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December 27, 2015
John, I know it’s frustrating to ask a question – and then get another question – but just getting into this PDF thing!
Why do you need to convert a picture to PDF format – will Picasa not send a PDF pic like any other format?
I’m just into the ‘opening PDF docs’ stage – and this just put a sharp bend in my learning curve!;)
1RCS in Chs SC!;)
1)…”Why do you need to convert a picture to a PDF format?”–All the copies I make (internet or printer) end up as .jpg files in Picasa and I then use Picasa mail to send out any of the pics that I need. I sent some insurance forms to a dude and he can’t open them and requested PDF files. Go figure.
2)….”will Picasa not send a PDF pic like any other format?”—Your stealing my questions man…that’s exactly what I asked.
3)…sure hate to bend your learning curve…hope I didn’t break it.
4)…there are a lotta free PDF file handle programs at Gizmo’s Freeware web site. When u get it all figured out lemme know….J
Re:..”will Picasa not send a PDF pic like any other format?” After another exhaling search of Picasa I believe that Picasa does not know what PDF is, but…..we have the expert, the all knowledgeable one, the one and only, the final say-so looking over our shoulder….and she will speak and have the final say at the appropriate time (when the moons align) and it shall be written in red and shall be the final correct answer.
As much as I’m enjoying your conversation, I guess it’s time to put in my 2 cents!
You’re right John … Picasa does not know what a .PDF is. If you open Picasa and go to Tools->Options->File Types you will see the list of recognized file types and .pdf ain’t there.
Actually I find it odd that people are using .pdf for images, but I know you’re not alone it wanting this. To me, .pdf has always been a way to make a document readable by anyone even if they don’t have the software you used to make the document – e.g. Word. But, .jpg’s have always been readable in any photo viewer on any device.
Anyway – I like using Word to make my .pdfs – with a document on the screen in Word – File->Export->Create PDF. So, I guess I would import the picture(s) into word, then make the .pdf – but that is kind of funky.
I also found a very simple, free, jpg<->pdf converter online: http://www.onlineconverts.com/. the only added complication there is that you get your results in a .zip file – so you have to extract to see your .pdf pictures.