'Convert PDF to Image' Revision History
(Convert Tiff to PDF, JPG to PDF and BMP to PDF
Windows 7 Compatibility
enhancements. Program may now run faster on Vista.
See Versions (2.16, 2.34)
Command line: Added /E switch for the application to return an
Exit Code/Error level.
The following ERRORLEVELs are possible:
3 = Missing or invalid command line arguments
2 = Error occurred during conversion
1 = Shareware expired
0 = Success
Conversion Options: Length and Width now behave differently. If
you specify one as zero, and the other as greater than zero, the
one specified as zero will be sized in order to retain the
aspect ratio. For example, if you specify a width of 100 and a
height of 0, the height will be automatically adjusted to retain
the aspect ratio. If both Length and Width are specified
as 0, the size of the image will be the same as the original
within the PDF. If length or width is specified as
negative, it will be assigned the same as the original length or
width respectively. This was done as in most cases the aspect
ratio is desired to be retained.
Conversion Items may now be moved within the 'Conversion Task
List'. Select the CONVERSION menu item or the RIGHT MOUSE CLICK to open a pop-up menu item.
Move UP, DOWN, FIRST, and LAST are now available. CTRL-U and
CTRL-D also move a conversion item up and down respectively.
Users may now be asked to save the 'Conversion Job' file if they
are exiting, loading an existing 'Conversion Job' file, or
requesting to create a new 'Conversion Job'. If there is no
'conversion job' file at the time, there must be at least 2
conversion items in the 'Conversion job' to be asked to save.
Users will not be asked to save if they've loaded a 'Conversion
Job' and haven't modified it.
Command Line: A time stamp will be put in
the log file (if /L is specified).
User Interface greatly enhanced.
COM interface ignores command line, and was using program user
interface settings instead.
Windows 7 compatibility enhancements made. Default report
folders now updated.
Help system completely rewritten. CHM help file now used, and
web help is there for backup.
- User Interface: The terms "Original"
and "Target" file have been replaced with the more
intuitive "Input" and "Output"
- User Interface: If users launch the target
file and it does not exist, now it opens the folder in explorer.
User Interface: Upon completion of a
Conversion Job, the status bar now flashes 100% complete.
If minimized, the taskbar flashes to indicate completion.
User Interface: When running the scheduler, if program is
minimized the time remaining shows up in the task bar.
User Interface: When running the scheduler, PAUSE button now
enabled to halt scheduler.
- The Shell Extender would open the file specified, however the
user interface did not look proper.
Move the input (original) file after processing has been added
as a 'program option'. See the File\Options menu or the Advanced
Options button in the user interface. This will be very helpful
for those looking to use the scheduler to convert a specific
folder of files while avoiding redundant conversions.
Scheduler updated. Countries where time format was MM/DD/YYYY
were sometimes problematic.
Command Line: /O switch was broken.
Command Line: Full path not required for /S /T /L /B and /J. If
the full path is not specified it is assumed the current folder
will be used. If the current folder path is invalid, then the
folder that contains ConvertXLS.exe will be used. This makes it
easy to specify the command line like so:
/S "Apples.pdf" /C1
/T "Apples Output.jpg"
Usability: Users no longer have to press the ADD button for the
program to convert. Upon pressing the ADD button, the program
assumes you will be creating a conversion job
that has more than one conversion item.
Usability: When pressing the PAUSE button, the status bar now
reflects this fact, and the Green check or Red X is properly
displayed if the last running conversion job finished.
Usability: Users no longer have to press REWIND if the last run
went to 100% completion.
Usability: When pressing the PAUSE button, the mouse now
restores back to the arrow as it should.
Error Logging: If users pressed PAUSE during a conversion job,
and then clicked CONVERT, any errors logged from this point had
an incorrect 'Conversion Job Number'.
Command Line: Should run much faster now that many ini
parameters are not being unnecessarily loaded.
2.32 to 2.332 (2/26/2009)
2.31 to 2.32 (8/15/2008)
2.30 to 2.31 (2/21/2008)
2.21 to 2.30 (2/13/2008)
Loading a conversion job file now works properly.
Scheduler: Certain regional settings such as Greece, made the
scheduler behave incorrectly.
2.20 to 2.21 (12/13/2007)
2.19 to 2.20 (10/29/2007)
2.18 to 2.19 (9/19/2007)
2.17 to 2.18 (9/18/2007)
2.16 to 2.17 (7/30/2007)
2.15 to 2.16 (6/20/2007)
2.14 to 2.15 (5/21/2007)
2.13 to 2.14 (5/21/2007)
2.02 to 2.13 (5/4/2007)
2.01 to 2.02 (5/2/2007)
1.30 to 2.01 (5/1/2007)
1.20 to 1.30 (4/30/2007)
file after processing was failing if the file had read only
attributes. Read only attributes are now changed to read/write
file button was being hidden whenever the original file was
specified with the wildcard (*) asterisk. Target file
button is now always displayed.
can now launch BAT files from the "Launch (Run) Program" special
File\Options menu item added
File\Options\ Delete original files after processing option
File\Options\ Log file of files converted now optional
switch added for Verbose Logging while doing command line.
User interface now updates
file type for the original file automatically and also warns
user if there is a mismatch before adding.
If a general failure occurs
when converting more than one file, it continues to convert
instead of stopping upon first failure.
User interface (not command
line): It is now impossible to enter a double quotation
character (e.g. ") whenever specifying a file.
When loading a 'Conversion
Job', it would not inform you that a target folder did not
exist, and when trying to run this conversion job, it would
report a General Failure. Now, the directory will be
created for you, and if it can't be, a proper error message will
Specify save to original folder added
interface enhanced greatly
allows for numerous image file formats
to a target folder now creates the sub-folders which mirror the