Thursday, October 04, 2012

PDFs in the linux commandline

I was recently faced with the task of scanning a lot of documents and wanted to preserve them as multi-page pdfs. Converting the raw jpegs to pdfs proved to be quite easy using ImageMagick's convert that I got from But, the file sizes of the pdfs was really large when using convert to create multi-page documents. A little bit of googling and I found pdfunite which was perfect and I was able to create reasonably sized multi-page pdfs from a set of single page pdfs :)