1. Um, looks compelling. How does it work? I drag-dropped some jpegs on it and it didn’t produce anything.

    Comment by Aaron — May 8, 2007 @ 1:57 pm

  2. It should work just like that..dragged images will convert to .pdf with the same name in the same location. Try running it from automator and see if the log says anything.

    Comment by Steve — May 8, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

  3. Excuse my ignorance; I am utterly ignorant of how to use Automator. I’ve loaded this in and it’s visible as ‘step 1’ in Automator, but how to have it act on a particular JPEG?

    And if i double-click the Convert images app itself, it makes a PDF of its own XML code!

    Comment by Aaron — May 14, 2007 @ 1:27 am

  4. You don’t need to load it or double click it; just drop images onto the app.

    Comment by Steve — May 16, 2007 @ 10:10 am

  5. Now – so close – need to be able to combine these pdfs into one document which I can do in a separate workflow, but don’t know how to do with this one. For the final coup, Apple needs to release the “Scan” option for image capture application! (so many multipage docs that I want to scan in as a single pdf document!)

    Comment by Kaleb — May 24, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

  6. I second the notion for Image Capture to scan a set of input pages as PDF! If anyone knows of a way to convert multiple tiff/jpeg/png to a single PDF, let me know. Thing that is cool about this script is that created pdfs are 4 kb and still fairly readable quality.

    Comment by Bill — May 25, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

  7. Here’s a workflow based on this Convert Images to PDF that will take multiple images and convert them to a single PDF. The PDF will then be opened in Preview (or your default PDF viewer) and you’ll need to save it. It’s not fast since it runs an applescript and a shell command for each image so if you have a lot of images it will take a while. The images will be sorted based on name (ascending order, e.g. image01, image02, …) in the resultant PDF file. The sort order can be changed by editing the workflow. I’ve submitted this for inclusion at AutomatorWorld. Convert images to combined PDF Cheers, Rhet

    Comment by RhetTbull — June 11, 2007 @ 12:30 am

  8. Great workflow! How could one make the images “fit to page”, making it borderless?


    Comment by vasco — June 29, 2007 @ 9:53 am

  9. There are 2 methods of converting to pdf in OSX.

    The first is the unix pstopdf

    The second is Mac OS X 10.5.3 Quartz PDFContext

    The second is far more efficient producing files around 40% of the size of the first.

    Am I right in thinking you have used pstopdf?

    Comment by Peter Breis — June 22, 2008 @ 7:00 pm

  10. Trying to automae a PDF from over one hundred NEF files and the PDF only goes to image 50. Why is this happening?

    Comment by mac user lost — September 30, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

  11. good

    Comment by ratan — January 27, 2009 @ 8:35 am

  12. Thats great I use contenta images2PDF for the same purpose

    Comment by Rhea @ Images2PDF — June 20, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

  13. Okay, I want I really am doing is converting a jfx to pdf… seems like just changing the extension from .jfx to .tif gets me part way there, then the file still works and acts as it should (in preview). Here is what doesn’t work… (going from tiff to pdf)…

    When using this script it saves only the first page. not all, am I missing something?

    How can I convert a multiple page tiff into a multiple page PDF?

    Comment by webrobert — October 11, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

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