Creating PDF's from scanned image files

From: Hans B Pufal <>
Date: Sun Jan 13 13:14:33 2002

I think I have cracked the issue of converting scanned images into PDF
using only freeware!

First off get the imagemagick toolset from
You will also need c42pdf available at

c42pdf will create pdf files from group 4 encoded tiff images (only). To
get to those images use imagemagick convert :

     convert -compress group4 <any image file> image.tif
     c42pdf image.tif

will create image.pdf. Read the docs to see how to build multi page PDFs.

This has worked for a bunch of files for me so far.

  -- hbp
Received on Sun Jan 13 2002 - 13:14:33 GMT

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