jpg to pdf conversion

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by NM7G, Dec 4, 2019.

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  1. NM7G

    NM7G Ham Member QRZ Page

    Any experience here using Nuance Power PDF Standard? I want to batch convert several dozen files on HDD from .jpg to .pdf. In the hour plus I searched on web, I don't get a solid sense about Power PDF's ability to handle cursive writing, which may appear on some images, as well as convert common printable fonts. It does seem suitable for imagery from what I read.

    This for a one-time conversion, so I'm unwilling to spend a bundle. I don't need to scan, but just convert. Is there an alternative utility that's not $200+. Thank you.
  2. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Can you just use a PDF printer to do it? Something like CutePDF Writer or something contained in one of the word processors?
    KU3X, KK4NSF and KP4SX like this.
  3. KT1F

    KT1F Ham Member QRZ Page

    It sounds like you want it turned into text. The suggestion from K7JEM will work but it will still be an image. Optical Character Recognition to turn it into text is a whole different level of problem.
  4. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    download and use LibreOffice.... it has a pdf printer built right in. It's so easy, even a General Class OP can us it!

    Or use CutePDF.
  5. KX4OM

    KX4OM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Try jpgtopdf. It is an on-line converter. I tested it with 4 jpg files totaling 751 kb and it created a pdf file of 674 kb. My files had sequential numbers as the file names, and it arranged the pdf pages in order.

    Ted, KX4OM
  6. K8HIT

    K8HIT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    A quick print shop will have Acrobat Professional.

    Pay them for their time, it won't take long.

    Or mail your files to me. I'll convert and OCR them.
  7. KA5IGI

    KA5IGI Ham Member QRZ Page

    OCR conversion of cursive writing is extremely difficult and IMHO nothing works 100%. If the cursive writing is very consistent (not likely), you might be able to use some of the advanced packages that implement "training". Since this is a one time deal, maybe you just need to bite the bullet and pay for transcription.
  8. WF7A

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    What he ↑ wrote. If you want to do it on the cheap, hire a kid in college or high school to do the typing.
  9. NM7G

    NM7G Ham Member QRZ Page

    I poorly described my needs, obviously. Let's try again:

    1. I have no need to print....none
    2. I have multiple images in .jpg format. They are all fully legible on screen.
    3. Images contain photos, text, or cursive writing (e.g., a signature), or some combination of the three, all in one .jpg file.
    4. The conversion must be hosted on my computer. No online, no print shop, no emailing
    5. The requirement is to convert existing .jpg image files to .pdf , while maintaining image content
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2019
  10. W1TRY

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    Print to PDF will not print but write a file from your .jpg format to a .pdf document.
    1. Open the picture
    2. Click or choose the Print function
    3. Instead of your printer output (HP, Brother, Epson etc.,) change the printer to Microsoft Print to PDF (or Print PDF.)
    4. The function will come up as a Save As where you can choose the directory and name of your .pdf file.
    If you do not have that option in your Printer choice menu, Google for an appropriate free program.
    I use this capability a lot when I want to send a document. I take the .jpg picture then Print to PDF and it's essentially a scanned document.
    It's a very effective way of reducing the file size of a picture that is for documentation purposes.
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