Importing PDF images

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Importing PDF images

Postby den73160 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:37 am

I have been trying to import some PDF files in to work with and have been getting an IMPORT FAILED Error. Is this a known problem or is there some other trick that I need to know.
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Postby Tony Mac » Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:56 am


My guess is that the pdf files only include pixel based image data and no vector lines, arcs or bezier data.

Pixel based images (jpg, bmp, tif etc) can be embeded into a pdf but these need to be vectorised before they can be machined in VCW. Thers's an interesting thread in the Tips & Tricks section of the Forum that mentions some useful software for vectorizing images,

See -

If you could e-mail us a file that fails to load we'll take a closer look to confirm exactly why it fails -


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