This is nothing new or especially exciting. However I use this tool a lot but not frequently enough to remember from one time to another how to do it. Here is a short note on how to complete the following task efficiently.
Say you have a bunch of images and want to create a single PDF document. In my case I have a notebook that I want to digitalize using nothing but a camera (with a tripod) and the imagemagick software suite.
Beware, the success of this process depends on the total size of all your pictures you want to transform. Here I have 60 images, trying to convert the original images having 1.5MB each I would end up freezing my dual-core system. Maybe waiting enough time I would end up with a 80MB PDF document. Therefore resize your images to the minimum quality necessary or convert them to black and white images. A convenient tool for this job is Phatch.
- You will need imagemagick installed, type:
sudo apt-get install imagemagick
- Put all your images into a single folder
- In a terminal window navigate to the image folder and type:
convert *.jpg output.pdf