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Old 07-07-2003, 04:48 AM   #1
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Images->PDF


How can i create a single pdf from mutitple images?

For example from a set of image, let's say the first 5 being png, the others 2 jpeg? Every image should represent a page in the pdf.

I can easily convert them to postscript ( one ps for each images ), then i don't know how can i proceed.

Thx in adv.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 05:39 AM   #2
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Very simple! you have somthing called ps2pdf. This will convert them to pdf.

But you want one pdf. I think you have two choises.
One, if you know latex, you can put those images in a tex file and use "pdflatex" to compile them to pdf.
You could also, if you have openoffice, cut and paste the images in a swritter file, and print the file to pdf.

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Old 07-07-2003, 01:47 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by schatoor
Very simple! you have somthing called ps2pdf. This will convert them to pdf.

But you want one pdf. I think you have two choises.
One, if you know latex, you can put those images in a tex file and use "pdflatex" to compile them to pdf.
You could also, if you have openoffice, cut and paste the images in a swritter file, and print the file to pdf.
Thank you, now i've understood the trick ( i have used openoffice, then print to
ps ( to pdf it doesn't work - but no prob ) and ps2pdf12 ).

But unfortunatly images are littler than a4... and i'm not able ( for now ) to use latex ( soon or later i'll try ).

I would like to create pages as big as the biggest image, if possible.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 04:59 PM   #4
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Well, fist I wanted to suggest you open the picture with the gimp save them as ps and convert them to pdf. But I tought to my self that you won't be able to make every picture have it's own page like that.
But what you could try in gimp is make the individual pages as big as you like. I don't know if this will work though.
Well, good luck.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 10:00 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by schatoor
Well, fist I wanted to suggest you open the picture with the gimp save them as ps and convert them to pdf. But I tought to my self that you won't be able to make every picture have it's own page like that.
But what you could try in gimp is make the individual pages as big as you like. I don't know if this will work though.
Well, good luck.
Thank you again. Meanwhile i had another idea: i could try setting the borders ( margins? ) to 0 ( considering the biggest image ) with openoffice.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 05:48 PM   #6
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i've been looking to do the same thing

hope you've found a way to convert images into pdf. I've been looking to do the same thing. I tried to use open office but found it was too laborious.

My solution is to use a utility called pstill which can be found here: http://www.wizards.de/~frank/pstill.html. Its free to use for private and educational use. The output is quite good and it supports batch files
 
Old 07-12-2003, 10:24 AM   #7
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Thank you for the info ( the link should be changed to http://www.pstill.com/ ).

Downloading now.

Unfortunatly is not GPL, but at least it's freeware for me ( only for linux, for windows no ).
 
Old 07-12-2003, 12:10 PM   #8
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shame its not gpl

I noticed you were debian and thought perhaps i shouldn't have mentioned commercial software.

Hope it helps
 
Old 07-14-2003, 02:28 AM   #9
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Re: shame its not gpl

Quote:
Originally posted by mike@wales
I noticed you were debian and thought perhaps i shouldn't have mentioned commercial software.

Hope it helps
No problem... If there is nothing else. I use Debian mainly cause i started to play with linux with it, even if at the beginning i had "some" problem.

Recently i have tried other distro's ( Slackware 9 and Mandrake 9.1 ) and they are both really unstable ( and slackware unusable: it auto reboots after a bit ).

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Old 07-14-2003, 11:09 AM   #10
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Use Scribus, it has 100% compatibility of the PDF/X-3 standard which means it will display the exact same way on a 'nix machine, Windows machine, and even a mac. Also, it is GPL and great software. (I didn't know about Scribus untill I checked out this forum and started using it.) It is on my Linux killer app list.
http://web2.altmuehlnet.de/fschmid/
 
Old 08-20-2003, 06:02 PM   #11
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You might also want to try htmldoc. which converts html to pdf. so you can generate a script to create an html page for each image and then run the html through htmldoc

htmldoc

Martin
 
Old 01-21-2004, 11:44 AM   #12
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I have found now the best ( imo ) way:

Convert every image to ps ( maybe not needed, but it's easy with convert ( imagemagick package ) and maybe even faster with netpbm tools if there is support of ps ).

Then:
Quote:
$ gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pswrite \
-sOutputFile=bla.ps -f foo1.ps foo2.ps
to obtain a multiple page ps
Quote:
$ gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite \
-sOutputFile=bla.pdf -f foo1.pdf foo2.pdf
to obtain a multiple page pdf ( this time it joins 2 pdf, maybe it works also with ps or images )
 
  


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