Convert PDF to InDesign Images with Data Conversion Software

Convert PDF to InDesign CS6, including images and fonts, with PDF2DTP data conversion software by Markzware, publisher of useful document conversion tools for creative professionals who use graphic software to create graphic design documents. Edit PDF (newly-created or legacy files) within Adobe Creative Suite INDD, by using simple file conversion:

PDF2DTP data conversion software includes an InDesign plugin that can convert PDF to InDesign CS6. Both file conversion products are developed by Markzware, the reliable publisher of several document conversion tools to help creative professionals and other graphic software users in graphic arts workflows. Here are some PDF data conversion tips for when you convert PDF to InDesign files with PDF2DTP:

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PDF2DTP can extract the quality of image that was originally set when the PDF file was created. Graphic arts workflows may require team members to convert PDF to InDesign files with the same level of quality as the original document. In many cases, the PDF was generated with graphic design images that have been down-sampled to a lower resolution, thus making it physically impossible to reach the goal of a flawless, exact duplicate of the original document.

“OPI” is a a graphic design term that means Open Prepress Interface, where a low-resolution image is placed on the document page as a “placement holder” for a higher resolution image stored in a known location. The high-resolution image, a much larger file, will be used in place of the low-resolution picture at print time. If an image in the PDF is available on disk, then a link to it will be created. If a PDF was generated with no OPI comments, then the original name and location of the image will be unknown. If you choose “Save Missing Images” from the PDF2DTP Preferences, a preview file will be conveniently created using the original name.

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Found Links
If the link to the original image is known, PDF2DTP will import the file. If the image is not located, then it will convert the low-resolution picture preview stored in the PDF. A problem arises since the preview is comprised of only pixels that are viewable within the picture box. If you were to locate and import the image from its original location, with the image dimensions greater than the picture box, then its offset in the picture box may change.

Standard OPI Disabled at PDF Creation Time
Most PDFs are generated by an application in which the Export PDF “Use OPI” setting is not turned on, in which case, the PDF won’t contain a name for the image. So, the link to the original path location of the image is unknown.

Clipping Paths
If the original image exists, it will be imported, and the application will use the default Clipping Path for the image. If the image is missing, or no link exists, you can add a Clipping Path to the created preview file by selecting the PDF2DTP “Clipping Paths” Preference.

If a conversion reveals a picture box in which the image is not being shown properly (e.g., only partially displayed), try to examine the Clipping Path. Either edit the points of the path, or delete the path.

Edit PDF legacy files with these helpful PDF image conversion tips and with Markzware data conversion software for creative professionals who want fast, easy file conversion. The PDF2DTP InDesign plugin to convert PDF to InDesign CS6 is available via the PDF2DTP page. For more document conversion tools, check out the Markzware Products page.

Convert PDF file to INDD in graphic arts workflows with PDF image conversion tips and Markzware PDF2DTP to edit PDF in Adobe Creative Suite 6 InDesign files!

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