I am having a similar problem. When I use Pixillion to convert Pdf files to Jpeg files, the output files are always degraded. Nowhere near as clear and defined as the original. Very frustrating because the free version used to do these conversions fine. Then I bought the standard version thinking that the problem of bad conversions would be fixed. Not so. No matter how much I tweak things like resolution or compression I get the same poor results. It is as though those functions are disabled in the standard version.