Resize TIFF when converting to PDF?

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a linux system, and we need to print TIFF files.  I'm converting the TIFF to PDF to print, and that works fine.

One problem:  Some rocket scientists have the TIFF originals going clear into the bottom of the page--into the non-printable area of a printer's page size.

I'm using ImageMagick's "convert" right now, and I cannot for the life of me figure out a way to get the TIFF resized and centered on the page of a full-sized Letter size PDF.

Anyone have any ideas how to go about this?
Question by:Fairlight2cx
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    I don't know about ImageMagick but Nconvert and XnView are simple and free.
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    I recently read up on ImageMagick's methods and swayed away from it because it seemed a bit wacky at the time.  I would have to read up the notes again to refresh my memory, but there was something about converting to TIFF and appending new pages that I felt was more clunky or incomplete than I expected of ImageMagick.

    The reason I was checking it out was because I was trying to find a good solution for an E-E member who was trying to PREpend AND Replace the first page of a Multi-TIFF file.  I could only find APPend methods, and eventually had to suggest IrfanView to first extract the individual pages to separate image files, replace the first page, then create a new Multi-TIFF from the source files.  The member went for my suggestion of nConvert as suggested above by kinsey.

    You might get some ideas from the original question:
    where I mentioned nConvert as a possible other method right at the end, or from the follow-on question that shows the nConvert command used:

    No resizing or quality-related switches were really discussed, but there are relevant switches available in IrfanView and nConvert.
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    Thank you Fairlight2cx

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