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Convert images (jpg, png, ...) into a PDF

Terminal - Convert images (jpg, png, ...) into a PDF
convert images*.* <my_pdf>.pdf
2009-04-14 05:27:20
User: giray
Convert images (jpg, png, ...) into a PDF

Converts images (maybe from scans) into a PDF


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not working for me

convert images*.* abcd.pdf

convert: unable to open image `images*.*': No such file or directory.

convert: missing an image filename `abcd.pdf'.

Comment by megerdin 346 weeks ago

convert images/*.* .pdf

works now.

Comment by megerdin 346 weeks ago

'*', not '*.*' - this is not DOS or MS Windows

Comment by rjc 345 weeks and 6 days ago

I tried the command, but the resulting pdf is encrypted so I can't access it - are there some options for a workaround?

Comment by khaselhorst 345 weeks and 6 days ago

The "convert" command is part of the ImageMagick package. If you don't have ImageMagick installed, you won't have this "convert" command.

Comment by jms1 345 weeks and 4 days ago


Comment by Svish 345 weeks and 2 days ago

Did this for many PNG's and the quality of the PDF was not good at all.

Comment by josue 314 weeks and 5 days ago

in karmic i get a segmentation default when i use the convert command, so i found out that you can do it another way too.

get the tools:

sudo apt-get install a2ps ps2pdf

then cd to the folder where your images are:

a2ps --title='the pdf title' -R --columns=1 --rows=1 *.jpg --output=test.ps ps2pdf test.ps test.pdf
Comment by nickleus 307 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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