Relocate to Wisconsin : Have you tried ? Convert those PDF's to Jpeg in a CLICK !

Have you tried ? Convert those PDF's to Jpeg in a CLICK !

  We are not the most techie people you know.....and in fact

far from it...the easier and few clicks the better...writing attractive posts should not be a should be a wonderful exercise in marketing, creativity, sharing....learning...all of the above !   We love to sprinkle 

Photo collection1graphics throughout our's more attractive and fun to read we think....and hope you do as well.  If you want to put a graphic image right or left or center in a post...when you click the icon that says "insert image" there is also an "Advanced" tab at the top.   That drop down menu gives you  a choice of the position of the graphic so it won't always be in the middle and type can wrap around it like it does here...ez peazy......and more interesting  !

    But we Digress.....Sometimes you have graphics that are in a PDF format and that will not work with choose it and get that RED LINE  that lets you know that the picture cannot be used on Active Rain in that format...oh what ?   Zamzar to the rescue...and it what we always refer to as "monkey proof" ....anyone can use it ! 

    All you do is save your picture in the PDF or whatever format it is in to your documents or another folder where you can locate it.   Then go to Zamzar.Com  (It has kind of a magicial abra Cadabra ring to it !) Choose the picture you want to change and then choose the format you wish to have it become...CLICK and that's is sent to your email and you can use it as you couldn't be easier !

     It would not be often you would see a "techie tip" from the Hansons...they are more like the ones you get from Dorie Dillard  on Monday morning where we are pretty sure that there MAY be "Monkeys at work" on computers !  This is easy, you may actually find a use for it....and well worth a bookmark if you get stuck.

P.S. YES it IS FREE and subscriptions available as well


         This is highly unusual and "semi-technical" post brought to you courtesy of Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with Keller Williams in southeastern Wisconsin.


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Comment balloon 42 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • July 29 2017 01:08PM


Yes, I have, Sally and David... and it's a great thing to know about. I have a short cut to it on my comuter's desktop!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 11 months ago

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson that's a terrific tip.... I'm checking it out now... thanks so much...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 11 months ago

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

Wow..what an incredible find! Thank you for sharing and the mention in your post!! I try to have fun with my Monday series. I'm going to check out Zamszar!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 11 months ago

You are techy enough :-)  I have never heard of this, but I will check it out

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 11 months ago

Good morning, Sally and David --- Thank you for this tip.  Bookmarked so I can remember and try Zamzar on for size -- I can always use a little magic in my life.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

Good Morning Sally and Hanson - wow, Zamzar appears to do even more than you said.  I have bookmarked the URL.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 11 months ago

Thank for the tip, never heard of it before, checking it out now and bookmarked for future reference, thanks!

Posted by Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson, Glad to be of Service (Century 21 Doug Anderson) 11 months ago

Thank you for the information. I will bookmark this post.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 11 months ago

Wow Thanks Sally and David, I never knew about this and I need all the Tech support I can get.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 11 months ago

Hello Sally K. & David L. Hanson, thank you so much for sharing this great tip, bookmarked this post so I remember in the future. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 11 months ago

It is a great tool Sally K. & David L. Hanson been using it for a few years...a lifesaver tool.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) 11 months ago

Barbara Todaro told me to check out your blog, thanks for the tips.

Posted by Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Elite Pacific Properties Maui) 11 months ago

Sounds like a cool program, I will have to check it out.  There is a program that is part of Windows, I think and it is called snip it or something like that, which allows me to snip pretty much anything and turn it into an image file.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 11 months ago

Sally and David I will have to go and check out  Is this a free service or is there a charge?

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 11 months ago

This is so what i need, you do not know how many print and scans i have to do Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 11 months ago

Sally and David- I'd not heard of this one!  Thank you and I'm going there now to bookmark it. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 months ago

Thanks for a terrific tip, Sally and David. I was not familiar with Zamar but will definitely check it out!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago

Good morning Sally.

I'm way behind you in the techie department.  Not a clue on what you're saying however, I'll check it out 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 11 months ago

Good morning Sally and David.  Thanks for the introduction to Zamzar.  Looks like a very valuable tool to have in my kit.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 11 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson "Zamzar to the rescue...All you do is save your your documents...folder...Then go to Zamzar.Com...Choose the picture...CLICK and that's couldn't be easier!"

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) 11 months ago

Thanks for a great tip I can use for sure.  This one's a defeinite bookmark.


Posted by Ron Tissier, Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles. (Chapman Hall Premier Realtors) 11 months ago

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson 


This is a great share and another way to do things. I know I certainly like to find new ways of doing things and I appreciate your find to share with us. 

I use a Mac and have for 10+ years and there are also a number of ways on a Mac to save in different formats to work with AR as an image.  

One tip on Mac. - Take the PDF and go to "Print"  in the file menu at the bottom on the left side is a button "PDF" go to the drop down and sometimes it allows you to save it in an image format. If not....

Even easier is to create a screenshot by hitting 3 keys - (command - shift - 4) keys - a crosshair will come up and then paint the area you want to make a picture of. Then move it to your AR blog. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

Sally & David, thanks for sharing this tech tip, as there are times .jpeg is the only photo that will upload!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 11 months ago

You are just in time with this post, Sally K. & David L. Hanson.

I made a map on how to get to one of my new listings.  I need to convert that .PDF file to a jpg so I can get it onto my flyer. I thought of a lot of more difficult ways to do this. I will try it out.

Posted by John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) 11 months ago

Sally and David

Great tips . . . . Thanks for sharing it.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 11 months ago

Sally and David

Congratulations on the feature for an informative post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 11 months ago

Excellent post, Sally K. & David L. Hanson.

I do remember re-blogging about Zamzar recently - an excellent service for what we need to take care of in our business.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) 11 months ago

I had never heard of this so THANK YOU!  I need this all the time for different things... very helpful!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Excellent feature.  Thanks for sharing this. Love it. 

Posted by Mega Team Real Estate, San Francisco and Peninsula Real Estate Concierge (Realty ONE Group Alliance) 11 months ago

Now that was a little  tidbit I could use on this morning and I don't know how I missed it the first time Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 11 months ago

Nice, thank you for the tip.

Posted by Anthony Vosilla (Tony's Appraisal Services) 11 months ago

Alright! It'll come in handy. Thanks.

Posted by Ernest Villafranca, 3923 Grand Ave. Oakland CA, 510-418-9443 (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ) 11 months ago

Thanks for the tip....I have many occasions to use this tool

Posted by Lindsay Reagan, Realtor 11 months ago

Hello Sally and David -- I haven't heard of Zamzar -- but a tool that is simple and free sounds good to me. Thanks for the share.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) 11 months ago

Oh Sally K. & David L. Hanson  I love you !!! I always wondered how people got those graffics to one side or the other and were able to write copy next to it. Now I know. Thank you, Thank You! Saving this post because tomorrow I'll forget how to do it. LOL !! I also saved the link to the converter. Thanks so much for sharing. You're AWESOME! 

Posted by Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA, Providing the integrity and service you deserve. (Future Home Realty) 11 months ago

Dear Sally & David,

Now there is a software developer, who thought this through. If it is that easy to use, it may become the Kleenex of file conversion. Equally neat name may help.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 11 months ago

Good tech tip. I need this tool today!

Posted by John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate) (Century 21 Award) 11 months ago

Thanks for the tech tip!  :-)

Posted by Barbara Murphy, GRI, e-PRO, GREEN, FMS, MRP (Tartan Properties, Pensacola~Pace~Milton~Gulf Breeze~FL) 11 months ago

Sally and David

Great information.  I'm still learning how to do this properly, so appreciate your insight.

Thanks again for the information.

Posted by Wayne L. Brown (Franklin Advantage Inc.) 11 months ago

Sally & David, indeed this is not your usual post, but it is in keeping with your willingness to share.

I have not heard of Zamzar but it sounds like a solution to one of my needs.


Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) 11 months ago

I had been using screen shots but this sounds like a good idea!  Thanks!

Posted by Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate) 11 months ago

Interesting alternative to the screen shot method I have used. Will give this a try next time!

Posted by Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service! (Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC) 11 months ago