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Does anyone know why this image is so blurry?

I did a convert from pdf to png and it turned out like that. Before deleting imagemagick and it's entire toolset from software-center most of my image programs were displaying like this image. Now for the most part it's just blurry, though a couple still display like that such as gimp. I am running in xfce maybe it's to do with the distribution enviornment. Main issue is the absurd blurriness. I reinstalled all additional packages that were available for imagemagick in the software-center

I use convert *.pdf *.png & mogrify -format png *.pdf to convert

Now on the other hand if I converted the file to djvu and converted that to a tif. The images have no problem converting. More so it does not generate an oversized tif file of around 25mb compared to 3mb with djvu which is super clear & no blurriness.

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Can you provide the original one so I can work on it. –  Luis Alvarado Mar 30 '13 at 15:54
    
I have experimented with converting PDF to different formats in the past and I have found Inkscape's CLI to offer the most accurate results. See my answer here. –  Glutanimate Mar 31 '13 at 7:26

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Try using the density variable.

convert -density 400 *.pdf *.png
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