Thursday, May 14, 2015

Convert images to pdf and back

Today I found out a simple and flexible tool which converts images to pdf and vice versa - convert. It was already built in my Fedora 21.


Let's say I have 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg files. To convert them into a single result.pdf run the following command:

$ convert 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg result.pdf


$ convert {1..3}.jpg result.pdf

Now I want to get my images back from the result.pdf:

$ convert -density 300 result.pdf image.jpg

where "-density 300" is a precision in points per inch. Each pdf page will be converted into a separate image.

convert supports a lot of different flags and options. To learn more about it:

$ man convert