Is there a way to print maps in the PDF without the text?


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I ask because several of the maps are more than I need as a GM, but I can't use as player aids because of the location of secrets. For example, the restlands map is nice, but it says Hidden Crypt right on it...


brreitz wrote:
I ask because several of the maps are more than I need as a GM, but I can't use as player aids because of the location of secrets. For example, the restlands map is nice, but it says Hidden Crypt right on it...

Good question! Someone on another thread said he printed out the Ravengro map without tue numbers on it, but I don't know how he did that either....

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To print the maps without the any of the text, highlight the image in adobe reader by clicking on it, then right click. The option copy image should appear (if you have you have adobe acrobat you can just use the save as.. option and save it as a jpg). Copy the image to the clip board. Open MS paint or any other picture editing program (I use photoshop) and paste the image onto the page use edit/paste or ctrl-v.


There's also a program called SomePDF Image Extract which takes all the images (including background stuff) out of a pdf. Very useful when you want a lot of images from a bigger book.


Leonal wrote:
There's also a program called SomePDF Image Extract which takes all the images (including background stuff) out of a pdf. Very useful when you want a lot of images from a bigger book.

This program is excellent, I use it to get the images and maps from my PDF's to use as handouts. Just remember to only use the images for personal use so as not to get into trouble with any copyright infringements.

the program can be downloaded for free HERE


Mortagon wrote:
Leonal wrote:
There's also a program called SomePDF Image Extract which takes all the images (including background stuff) out of a pdf. Very useful when you want a lot of images from a bigger book.

This program is excellent, I use it to get the images and maps from my PDF's to use as handouts. Just remember to only use the images for personal use so as not to get into trouble with any copyright infringements.

the program can be downloaded for free HERE

Thanks for the tips. Does anyone know if the equivalent to SomePDF exists for Macs? It isn't enough to just copy the image as MrTraveler suggests without some way to edit the PDF. I was able to remove the letters from the Ravengro map using the retouching feature in iPhoto, but something more sophisticated is necessary to really properly remove the text from the image..


Voomer wrote:
Mortagon wrote:
Leonal wrote:
There's also a program called SomePDF Image Extract which takes all the images (including background stuff) out of a pdf. Very useful when you want a lot of images from a bigger book.

This program is excellent, I use it to get the images and maps from my PDF's to use as handouts. Just remember to only use the images for personal use so as not to get into trouble with any copyright infringements.

the program can be downloaded for free HERE

Thanks for the tips. Does anyone know if the equivalent to SomePDF exists for Macs? It isn't enough to just copy the image as MrTraveler suggests without some way to edit the PDF. I was able to remove the letters from the Ravengro map using the retouching feature in iPhoto, but something more sophisticated is necessary to really properly remove the text from the image..

I might have been that someone who said I did this. In the Adobe Reader I'm using (v9) on my Mac (snow leopard) if you right click on any of the images and save all the text is removed. Those secret locations are actually layered on top by Paizo. If you're really quick, or you have a slow computer, you can see this by looking at the images lay on top by your PDF program.

The best example I can think of is the one toward the back of Haunting which is an orange page detailing the "Inner Sea World Guide". The one with "Golarion Needs Hereos . . . Be One!" Go to that page and watch the orange map in the back draw in first and then the other bits layer on. It should happen only the first time you open that page (so if you don't see it, close the program, you can't just flip back and forth between pages as it's already cached most likely).

Anyway.

I've literally stripped every single image out of the entire document by doing nothing more than right click, save. Everything comes without text.


Ullapool wrote:


I've literally stripped every single image out of the entire document by doing nothing more than right click, save. Everything comes without text.

Thanks!! I'll try it at home tonight. That would be fantastic.

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Very helpful! Thanks!


For whatever it's worth (nothing?) I've printed off many copies of the images and hand them out around the table to show people what we're look at. I did that for the town map but not the dungeon maps. Maybe I'll toss them the dungeon map(s) when they have explored them, just for archival purposes.

There's several threads which discuss the negatives of this with respect to horror campaigns but I have/had a hard time not using the awesome artwork Paizo presented here.

Like the haunt siphon. Who the hell knows what that looks like? So I described it, let them think about it for a few seconds, then handed out the cutout. The planchette is another example. Just thinking about those two since they were from the crypt.

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