PReticulated is a simple WPF app that converts PDF’s into PNG’s. It was made to speed up what was previously a slow process at work - conversion of PDF’s to PNG’s.
Whilst making content applications in the past where PDF’s were being displayed in the app, our codebase required PDF’s were split into PNG’s where each PNG was a page of the PDF.
To do this in the past, we were using a conversion tool created by Adobe and performed on their website. This just didn’t quite cut it for us for a few reasons, the main two being speed and ease.
Whilst having some down-time at work for R&D, I created the app with these reasons in mind;
- I wanted this product myself
- The team workflow would be sped up and improved
- A nice opportunity to get comfortable using a new Library
- Something fun to make
- Something a bit different, for me
Work on this project won’t happen too often, but so far it’s had some open-source contributions on Github. There’s a few features I want to put in, as well as maybe making it look nicer - it currently looks like it’s come from the 2000’s (although, I do enjoy that aesthetic).
I’ll have some features/bugs in the issues section, if you want to see what’s next for the app.
Download the latest release/build here.
If you spot any issues with it, or perhaps want some features added; feel free to contribute on Github!