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How can I save a PDF has a Jpeg without it shrinking?

I have scanned in a newspaper article and it is PDF format. When I open the PDF in illustrator or photoshop and zoom in to 100% it is nice and big and readable. I want to save it as a jpeg to display on the website. When I do save it as jpeg and open it up its much smaller than it was as PDF and the text is not very readable. How can I save this as a Jpeg but keep it larger so it is readable?
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RNB
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RNB
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dannyyoCommented:
When saving the file as jpeg, you should select the high quality option.
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jeremyjared74Commented:
You definitely want to open it using Photoshop. When you open it with Photoshop it will show a dialog box with some settings. It will probably have 72px or 72 DPI, change that setting to 200-300 and click OK. Then when you do a save as do as dannyyo suggests and select 12 or full quality. Let us know if you have any questions.
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flyingsquirelCommented:
In Photoshop, Just Click
Save As
File Type JPeg
Set quality to 100% size 100%

Done
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jeremyjared74Commented:
That is correct flyingsquirel, but it is also important to ensure it is being opened correctly. Photoshop will open a document with the previous files settings. If you were working with a RGB file that had a setting of 72dpi, and the file you were opening had a setting of 300dpi, you would have considerable "size" loss. This would result in poor quality, even if 100% was specified in the save as dialog box.
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Prasadh BaapaatWeb Designer & DeveloperCommented:
open the PDF file in photoshop, press "F" key till you see the image fullscreen without tools and other windows.
If it is fitting in the whole screen then take a screen shot and paste it in a new file
if it is not fitting in one screen then take 2 or 3 screenshots and paste them inl ayers align properly
and save the new file as jpg or using export for web with the dpi of 72.
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Prasadh BaapaatWeb Designer & DeveloperCommented:
add:---and cropping the unwanted part before saving the file as jpg
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