JPEG --> PDF (Solved)

Michael T. Richter ttmrichter at
Tue May 29 22:51:35 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-29-05 at 23:41 +0900, Craig Hagerman wrote:

> I just found another relevant app. Look at jpeg2pdf. Apparently it
> does exactly what you want to do and it is cross platform.

This, indeed, did the trick.

Using gThumb was not a good option in that it really didn't scale well
to a thousand pictures.  Using jpeg2ps -> psmerge -> ps2pdf would have
worked but for one small problem: psmerge is very picky.  It didn't like
the fact, for instance, that one of my pages was in colour and the next
in grayscale.  Nor did it like it when I had the occasional landscaped
page even after I took out the few colour pages.  Psmerge works fine,
but only if each image is identical in several key aspects (size, colour
format, orientation, etc.).  If I had more regular pages, the pstools
approach would have worked too.

Jpeg2pdf, however, did it all, did it in one step and had no problems
with the occasional differently-formatted page.

Michael T. Richter <ttmrichter at> (GoogleTalk:
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