Hi. Can I convert a number file to a jpg without converting it to a pdf first. Also when I do this and send on an email the jpg quality is terrible and it appears as a jp2?
You have to go through pdf. If possible, stay in pdf, becauseI see there is now a big loss in resolution when, with pdf open in Preview, one tries to "Save As" and choose JPEG or JPEG-2000.
The Automator actions for pdf should do a better job of retaining the quality when converting from pdf to an another image format. Or use other apps you may have to do the conversion.
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the company I am sending the file to needs it to be as a jpg
Then see this thread for VikingOSX's excellent solution using Automator. It was for Pages. But I've tested it and it works well with pdfs generated by Numbers too.
Follow the instructions, choosing 300 dpi (or higher), etc. and save the Automator document an application on your Desktop. Then just drag a pdf generated by Numbers onto it and it will produce a high resolution .jpeg on the Desktop (or another destination if you designate one in the app.)
Also, to make it a one-step process, you can create the workflow as a Print Plugin and save it as "Save to Image" or "Save to JPG". It should by default save in the correct folder to be used for the Print dialog. When you are printing, instead of choosing "Save to PDF" you can choose "Save to Image".
I recommend in the "Render PDF pages as images" action you click on "options" and select "show this action when workflow runs". That way a dialog box will pop up allowing you to adjust/change the settings as needed each time vs them being baked into the workflow.
I have not played around with the workflow to see if it has the same resolution problem you are talking about with Preview when converting to jpg.
have you tried selecting the content you want to save as a JPG, then switching to the app Preview, then creating a new document from the clipboard?
Then you can save as a JPG or what ever format you want.
Can you share more specifics of what you are trying to do?