Need an image from that PDF? Crop it up!

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I’ve written before about how you can use Revu to convert PDFs to images. But what if you just want to convert a portion of a PDF to an image? Well, here’s a cool Bluebeam cropping trick to help you out. Start by opening the PDF that contains your desired photo, chart or other graphical element.

Go to Document/Crop Pages. The Crop and Page Setup dialog box will appear.

Select the Get Window Button. Use your cursor to draw out a rectangle around the area you want to crop.

This dashed blue line indicates the area that will be cropped.

When you release the left mouse button the Crop and Page Setup dialog will appear again and preview the area to be cropped. If everything looks good, click OK.

If you don’t like what you see, click Cancel to give it another shot.

Once cropped, go to File/Export As and select your desired image file type.

I like to save images as PNGs.

And there you go. Now you have an image of the desired portion of the PDF. No additional software needed!

Are you trying to figure out how to make Revu do something you want? Let me know and I’ll do my best to help you out. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!

-Karen

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