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Monday, August 19, 2002

A little birdie tells me that in Jaguar, screenshots are saved in PDF instead of TIFF. This is a pain in the ass for me, as I'm all the time taking selective screenshots of bits of webpages that I want to include on Boing Boing, then resizing them and converting them to JPEG with ToyViewer, the excellent free NextStep lightweight image-editor. However, ToyViewer can't resize PDFs, and what's more, if I set the default app for opening PDFs to ToyViewer, I won't be able to view actual PDFs properly (and if I don't, I'll have to drag-and-drop every screenshot file onto ToyViewer).

I need a lightweight image-editor (resize, crop, convert to JPG or PNG) that can read PDFs. The GIMP is definitely overkill, and Photoslop is hundreds of dollars. Anyone got a reccomendation for a magic image-editor that suits my needs? Discuss