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iPad and images in PDF's

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wsrphoto Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Oct 7, 2010 8:49 PM
What's with the iPad and images in PDF's? I've tried a fair number (>6 & <12) and many of the photos, images, maps and graphs don't display except as white (blank) space. I've tried two PDF readers and Safari. I tried to find the specs., but those say the image formats should display. I'm open to suggestions.
G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • sohogirl Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Oct 8, 2010 12:17 AM (in response to wsrphoto)
    You should try Good Reader, it is great and with the upgrade it is AWESOME!

    *Good Reader* - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodreader-for-ipad/id363448914?mt=8

    You should be able to see, edit and manage your PDF's with this program. If not, you might want to check your PDF files, perhaps they are corrupted.

    SG
    PC, Windows Vista, iPad 64 3G, iPhone 3GS, Ipod Touch gen 1
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,945 points)
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    Oct 8, 2010 6:46 AM (in response to wsrphoto)
    PDFs can incorporate images in formats that iOS can't handle. Try opening the PDF in Preview on your computer, do a "Save As" and resave the PDF, then transfer that new version of the PDF to the iPad and try it again. That often works.

    Hope this helps.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • Cacher123 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Oct 8, 2010 9:05 AM (in response to varjak paw)
    I'm having the same issue with an auction catalog. Trying the "Open & Resave" thing mentioned above.
    Windows Laptop, Windows XP
  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Oct 9, 2010 3:06 PM (in response to wsrphoto)
    As has been pointed out in my PDF Roundup (see http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2551351&tstart=0 ), iOS can't render JPEG 2000 images. These files must be converted in OS X's Preview first.
    iPhone 3G (3.1.2 8G), 3GS (4.0 32G), iPad 3G 32G, iPT2G (4.0 8G), iOS 4, MBP 17" (2009 late model): 2.8GHz / 500G / 4G / WUXGA
  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Oct 11, 2010 1:41 PM (in response to wsrphoto)
    Sorry, I should have stated it's in the first major article update ( http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/pdf-reader-news-updates , also linked at the end of the original review), not the original review (published back in August).

    Nevertheless, as far as image slicing is concerned, do you have a link to a PDF file with a sliced image so that I can look at how it needs to be converted to become iOS-friendly?
    iPhone 3G (3.1.2 8G), 3GS (4.0 32G), iPad 3G 32G, iPT2G (4.0 8G), iOS 4, MBP 17" (2009 late model): 2.8GHz / 500G / 4G / WUXGA
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,945 points)
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    Oct 12, 2010 6:30 AM (in response to wsrphoto)
    Sure, it's at:

    http://www.wsrphoto.com/web-files/CarbonRiverESA.pdf

    I was able to view the images in that document in GoodReader without problem by opening the PDF in Preview on my Mac and doing a "Save As", then loading the new copy to my iPad.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • terranstrider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 5, 2010 12:44 AM (in response to varjak paw)
    Dave Sawyer wrote:
    Sure, it's at:

    http://www.wsrphoto.com/web-files/CarbonRiverESA.pdf

    I was able to view the images in that document in GoodReader without problem by opening the PDF in Preview on my Mac and doing a "Save As", then loading the new copy to my iPad.


    Is there a work around for Windows Users who do not own a copy of Acrobat Pro or a Mac?
    Sony Vaio VGN AR71ZU, Windows Vista, iPad & iPhone
  • dm_gsxr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 10, 2010 8:18 PM (in response to terranstrider)
    Or drm'd PDFs? With it drm'd, I don't have the option to resave it on my Mac.

    Carl
    Ipad, iOS 4
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