PDF scans on Photobucket?

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I am trying to put some scans of my Birth certificate in a post. I was thinking of using Photobucket. They don't show up when I try to get the files. What is the best way to do this? Do I have to sign up for something at Adobe.com that is free or Gosh forbid cost $$$$?
 
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What I've done in the past is... 1). Print the pdf page(s). 2). Scan the printed pages and save as a .jpg file. 3). Upload the .jpg file to Photobucket. 4). Send to the URL of your choice.
 
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Just use the snapshot tool in your Acrobat reader to select & copy the image to your computers memory, then go into a program like paint and paste it. Then save this as a JPG and upload to photo-bucket. This is how I get my Blackstone UOA's up on this site...
 
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In Windows XP: Start, All Programs, Microsoft Office Tools, Microsoft Office Picture Manager. You can past the pdf into there and save it as a bitmap image. Then use imageshack to host. I've never used photobucket.
 
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 Originally Posted By: oilboy123
I am trying to put some scans of my Birth certificate in a post. I was thinking of using Photobucket. They don't show up when I try to get the files. What is the best way to do this? Do I have to sign up for something at Adobe.com that is free or Gosh forbid cost $$$$?
Scan the certificate at reasonable high dpi (300 dpi would be ok). Save the scan as a JPG (or Tiff). Use any photo editing software to remove or to obscure (select and pixelate) sensitive data. Also scale the image to something suitable for posting, for example 7 inches wide at 96 dpi. Then upload the JPG file on a free photo hosting Web site like photobucket. If you need help, let me know. If you trust me (*gasp*), you may email me the scan and I'll edit, size and host it for you. If you want to do that, send me a PM so that I can give you my email address.
 

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 Originally Posted By: moribundman
 Originally Posted By: oilboy123
I am trying to put some scans of my Birth certificate in a post. I was thinking of using Photobucket. They don't show up when I try to get the files. What is the best way to do this? Do I have to sign up for something at Adobe.com that is free or Gosh forbid cost $$$$?
Scan the certificate at reasonable high dpi (300 dpi would be ok). Save the scan as a JPG (or Tiff). Use any photo editing software to remove or to obscure (select and pixelate) sensitive data. Also scale the image to something suitable for posting, for example 7 inches wide at 96 dpi. Then upload the JPG file on a free photo hosting Web site like photobucket. If you need help, let me know. If you trust me (*gasp*), you may email me the scan and I'll edit, size and host it for you. If you want to do that, send me a PM so that I can give you my email address.
Thanks for the responses and offer to host. I have the files saved as PDFs. But when I try to use Photobucket to upload the files they don't show up in the folder? I have no problem with uploading pictures to photobucket and editing them? I have Adobe reader 9 I would like to learn to do it myself.........
 
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Photobucket doesn't allow you to upload PDF files (It's not pdfbucket.com! ). PDF files are not supported. If you rent Web space, you can upload a PDF file there and people can download it. Scan again, but save the file as a JPG image file this time. I am 100% certain your scanner gives you that option. If you save as the image as bmp (But why would you?), photobucket will covert the file automatically into a JPG file (I believe) once you upload it.
 

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I will readily admit I am a dummy on this kind of stuff. I am trying to archive this stuff as well. Would it be of value to save the documents as JPEG and PDF? Thanks Moribundman I will give the JPEG a shot for getting it online.
 
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