[pdftex] Re: pdftex] pdftex = acrobat ?

Nelson H. F. Beebe beebe at math.utah.edu
Fri Oct 21 23:26:20 CEST 2005

An easier solution to the problem of converting a collection of JPEG
images to PDF files is the ImageMagick convert utility (standardly
installed on GNU/Linux systems, available at



	convert foo.jpg foo.pdf

On Unix systems with bash/ksh/sh/zsh syntax, the conversion is a

	for f in *.jpg ; do convert $f `basename $f .jpg`.pdf ; done

This preserves images sizes, AS LONG AS the original JPEG images fit
on a page.  In experiments that I just made, large JPEGs were downsize
to fit a page-sized box of the same aspect ratio as the image.

Under magnification, the JPEG and PDF file images appear to be
identical on my screen.

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