The solution begs the question ““ why convert a PDF document to a JPG image? The answer lies in the way we view PDF documents.
- PDF requires an external application like Adobe Acrobat Reader (or any other free variants) while JPG does not.
- Browsers have the built-in capability to display images while handling PDF documents requires an external application or plug-in which may or may not be present.
- An external application comes with the handicap of loading times. Plus the rendering of a PDF document happens only after the complete document is downloaded while images can be streamed in.
- Office applications also do a better job of handling images in comparison to PDF. To cite an example, a PowerPoint presentation with an embedded image goes faster than with a PDF document.