The task at hand was simple: taking a pdf and turning into a flip book. Just export the pages and put them in the flip book script right ? pretty simple. Mine was even more simple since the pdf pages were not text but images – so I could “simply” export all images instead of exporting pages in Photoshop. Buuut as Jim Horning puts it:
Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be.
I will not go into the details on how to do that, there are several ways to go about doing that, there are even softwares like “Some PDF Image extract” just for that very purpose (of course it allowed me to export only 10 out of 36 pages without license, so I wasnt gonna buy that for such a specific thing)
Anyway I ended up copying all images one by one and saving them. I just love how even the simplest things turns out to be a struggle.
In a broader perspective, Murphy already said it like it is:
Everything takes longer than you think.
So, whenever you think to yourself “Oh sure I ll get that done in 10 minutes”, know that, you will not.