Getting pictures from Word documents into Photoshop?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by reddy, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. reddy

    reddy Guest

    Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I'm stumped and can't find an
    answer.....

    How do I remove and/or copy a picture that's in a Word document, and convert it
    to a .jpg or .gif so that I can get it into Photoshop for editing?

    Thanks.
     
    reddy, Feb 10, 2004
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  2. reddy

    Fox Mahoney Guest

    usually, you can click on the image object in Word and drag it onto an
    open document in photoshop (obviously, both apps must be open an you
    must have an open document in PS) -- PS will handle the conversion for
    you and place the incoming image in its own layer, then you can Save As
    the format you prefer.

    If the image from Word is larger than your work area, just go to
    Image->Reveal All and the document will be resized to include all of the
    image imported from Word.

    Hope this helps,

    Fox
    **************
     
    Fox Mahoney, Feb 10, 2004
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  3. reddy

    -xiray- Guest

    Getting *good* images out of Word is not always easy. As you've seen
    Word does not have an "image export" function. IF the image is low
    resolution then you might get a decent copy by copy/pasting the image
    into a blank PS document.

    BUT, the most professional way to get a good image, particularly a
    high resolution image, with all its colors intact is to:

    1. Convert the Word document to PDF using the full version of Acrobat
    and the Distiller printer driver.

    2. Open the image in PS and watch the settings in the resulting dialog
    box and set the resolution for the eps to bitmap conversion.

    Note that if the Word document creates multiple pdf pages, then PS
    will only open one page at a time, but by opening the file multiple
    times you can specify which pages to open.
     
    -xiray-, Feb 10, 2004
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  4. reddy

    reddy Guest

    Jeez, can't believe how easy that was. Thanks a million.

    (sheepishly)

    :)
     
    reddy, Feb 10, 2004
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  5. reddy

    ste mc © Guest

    | Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I'm stumped and can't find an
    | answer.....
    |
    | How do I remove and/or copy a picture that's in a Word document, and
    convert it
    | to a .jpg or .gif so that I can get it into Photoshop for editing?
    |
    | Thanks.


    My preferred method is to go to the File menu in Word, then click 'Save as
    Web Page.' This will then save a HTML page, together with a folder that
    contains all the images. Go into this folder to find the images that were
    inserted into the Word document. This method also works in PowerPoint.

    Good luck!

    Ste
     
    ste mc ©, Feb 11, 2004
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  6. reddy

    reddy Guest

    Cool, that works, too. Thanks for the tip.
     
    reddy, Feb 12, 2004
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  7. reddy

    ste mc © Guest

    |
    |
    |
    | >
    | >| >| Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I'm stumped and can't find
    an
    | >| answer.....
    | >|
    | >| How do I remove and/or copy a picture that's in a Word document, and
    | >convert it
    | >| to a .jpg or .gif so that I can get it into Photoshop for editing?
    | >|
    | >| Thanks.
    | >
    | >
    | >My preferred method is to go to the File menu in Word, then click 'Save
    as
    | >Web Page.' This will then save a HTML page, together with a folder that
    | >contains all the images. Go into this folder to find the images that
    were
    | >inserted into the Word document. This method also works in PowerPoint.
    | >
    | >Good luck!
    | >
    | >Ste
    | >
    | Cool, that works, too. Thanks for the tip.

    No problems, I only learnt about it myself recently. Before then, I was
    taking screen dumps and pasting them into a blank Photoshop document.

    Ste
     
    ste mc ©, Feb 12, 2004
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