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    Default Convert --- jpg's to PDF

    Hello.

    I've a folder with a bunch of jpg's ( 16 MB). I want to put them in one single PDF, so I run

    Code:
    convert *.jpg foo.pdf
    This works fine, the result is just perfect, but my newly created PDF is over 80MB! Is this the 'fault' of convert or is this a PDF-issue?

    Is there another way (except using LaTeX) of converting jpg's to a pdf or is there some tweaking possible which will decrease the PDF filesize?

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    Default Re: Convert --- jpg's to PDF

    You can try converting them in GIMP or OpenOffice. But graphics intensive PDFs will get quite large; compare, for example, plaintext books online to the scanned PDFs. The latter can easily be 100 times the size of the plaintext.

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    Kevin Miller NNTP User

    Default Re: Convert --- jpg's to PDF

    TheUnknownCylon wrote:
    > Hello.
    >
    > I've a folder with a bunch of jpg's ( 16 MB). I want to put them in one
    > single PDF, so I run


    How big are the original .jpgs? You may want to resize them first, then
    do the conversion...

    ....Kevin
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