Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I was wondering how the snipping tool works while cropping any vector image, for example an image on pdf file, to jpeg file. Does it use rasterization? Is there any way to convert an image on a PDF file to JPEG image without rasterization?

share|improve this question

JPEG is a raster image format, so you cannot convert a vector format to JPEG without rasterization.

share|improve this answer
Thank you very much! – Sharannya Sudarshan Jul 9 '12 at 18:32
Also, when the snipping tool crops a part of a pdf file and saves it as a jpeg, it uses the same algorithm as converting a vector image to a raster image. Am I correct? – Sharannya Sudarshan Jul 9 '12 at 18:35

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .