Ottawa PC Users' Group, Inc.
to PDF (i2pdf)
you have a bunch of JPG files that you need to include in
a single PDF file. You could import them one-by-one into
a word processing document and save the resulting file as
PDF. Or, perhaps you could write a macro to automate the
page production process. But, wouldnt it be easier
if you could just drop the images into a program and have
it create a PDF file? And, wouldnt it be nice if
that program were free?
What you need is i2pdf (image to pdf). The author (LMG
Software) writes: I wrote this for my personal use,
as I wanted a light application, easy to use, and with a
precise control over the final quality and size of the
images stored inside the PDF.
It certainly is light, with the .ZIP file download
weighing in at just 1 MB. And, it is incredibly easy to
use. The main program essentially displays a blank window
with an invitation to Drop your files here.
Pressing a Build PDF button then brings up a
dialogue screen with multiple options for customizing the
specific options for the quality and size of the JPG
images, and parameters to be used in the start-up display
of a PDF reader, thus providing part of the promised
control over the final format. But, there are a whole
host of other configurable parameters for even more
Pressing the OK button, brings up a dialogue box through
which the PDF file can be named and stored as desired by
the end user. It is worth noting that, by default, an
additional file (in the form filename.pdf.log) is created
in the directory where the main file is saved. If you
have no need of this log file, it can be disabled through
a check box under the Options - General tab that
specifies Delete the log if the PDF has been built
The program comes packaged with an excellent set of
extensive instructions and screenshots. But, with only
two buttons to press, creating a PDF file from multiple
digital images really isnt all that tough!
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