Artists, Mac users, Photo shop and Illustrator users, Help!

Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 12:14 pm
I'm looking at a catalog in print, and want to borrow text and pics from it for other documents. I asked the artist if she could give me the pics in jpg, and the rest in any MS format or even RTF (Rich Text Format).

The reason: the Adobe pages average about a half a meg, which is rude, and I know many people hate getting PDF (me) period, let alone in an email. This is what the artist sent me:

Hello! I looked through the two programs that are able to open the promo fliers... Adobe Illustrator CS and Adobe Photoshop CS...
These are the options of how I can save the files;
in Illustrator CS;
Adobe Illustrator Document (ai)
Illustrator EPS (EPS)
Illustrator Template (ait)
Adobe PDF
SVG Compressed (svgz)
SVG (svg)

in Photoshop CS;
Photoshop document
Photoshop EPS
Photoshop PDF
Photoshop Raw

These documents can be edited when used with Adobe CS programs..... without these programs you can not edit type, drawings, or pictures. I know that doesn't really help.....

If anyone knows a solution to convert... or at least reduce the size of these files without making them look really crappy, please help.

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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 09:28 pm
Embarrassed I found the answer myself. Turns out that if you simply choose "save as" in Adobe Reader 8; you can choose RTF, which is all I needed. Next choose the "snap shot" tool (for a crisper image than the screen shot I tried first) -> paste into MS Paint -> Click Save as JPG -> Open in any picture editor and crop out everything but the actual Pic you're looking for. This delivers a reasonably crisp picture, that's still only a few k in size. This procedure reduced a 550 k PDF by about 90% with acceptable quality.

Now I just need to figure out how to make Outlook Express accept a few hundred email addresses at a time, for a broadcast. Confused
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