If you want to use the locate-figures.py script included in your virtual machine, you’ll need to divide the journals (which are downloaded as PDFs) into many individual JPGs. In order to do this, I used ImageMagick , which is software for image-processing that you can run from the command line. Here are instructions for using ImageMagick to convert PDFs to JPGs. (You’ll also need to install GhostScript in order to do this.)
If this all sounds like a headache, you have a couple other options.
- (Mac) You can use Automator , a cool program that comes with every Mac, to automatically convert PDFs to JPGs .
- (Mac or PC) You can use Adobe Acrobat Pro .
Resources on Image Processing and Computer Vision
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