What's the best way to convert pdf to swf images?

I desparately need to convert hundreds of pdf images to flash images for my website.

The images need to be zoomable as they have lots of detail. Flash is a standard plugin whilst the Acrobat reader is a huge download...

Please help!

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weedConnect With a Mentor Commented:
In fact i just tried opening it without plugins in Photoshop 5.5 and it imports the same way any vector would. Perfect clean copy. Im not sure swf is your best choice for output. Perhaps JPG or GIF would be better but in any case its openable in photoshop and saveable into a format you could then import into flash.
There IS an acrobat plugin that will let users of netscape and IE view PDF files online without the Acrobat Reader. I believe the plugin does come with the reader and maybe even netscape but im sure you could somehow make it available on your site.
Whoopse...nevermind...Just went back and checked my plugin and it does force the acrobat reader to run which would kill yer small download goal.
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
You're in for some work. There are, as near as I can tell, two options:

1. Copy and paste the images from the PDF files (you'll need Acrobat Exchange) to Flash, and then create your files. I don't think Acrobat Reader has the copy/paste feature, but I won't swear to it.

2. Find the original images, and create your images in Flash using them.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I can't think of anything else...
This is anything but quick and pretty - *BUT*, in Acrobat Reader, hidden under the 'Tools' menu is a select graphics choice.  You can then cut and paste just the image.

PDF is a 'Final Form' format.  The idea is that you would go to the original source for what you want to do.

The format is 'almost' PostScript.  If your PDFs are similar there's a good chance it wouldn't be rocket science to write a program to do what you want to do, but the general case is quite a bit more difficult, so I expect you won't find a program laying around that makes it easy.
There are plugins that allow photoshop to import PDF's. Once in photoshop you can go to whatever you want.
I have used pdf2swf and am quite happy with the results.
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