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How To

PDF Creation from Images

SW 22 Sept 2016 - free and open source, Linux based workflow

Scan and image batch cleanup

Use imagemagic to bundle pics into PDF

This includes PDF optimisation

convert "*.{png,jpeg}" outfile.pdf Optionally you can combine more files into one pdf file with including them inside {} and separate them with a single comma.

convert "*.{ext1,ext2,ext3,...}" outfile.pdf

convert "*.{tif}" M000-master.pdf

Add bookmarks and basic metadata

Add Bookmarks in a PDF file with Ghostscript

gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -q -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=output.pdf -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress -f input.pdf

add an file

[/Page 1 /Title (Front Page) /OUT pdfmark [/Page 24 /Title (Back Page) /OUT pdfmark




gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sOutputFile=M002-ISSN-1356-7748-03.pdf M002-resource.pdf pdfmarks


Skipped for the moment as free and open source systems don't work well. Help appreciated :-)

Benchmark (03.11.16)

GOCR and Cuneiform are also worth to try:

poppler to parse PDFs used for PDF2FXL EPUB3 conversion