Convert .JPG and .TIFF to .PDF

Hello,

I have about 2,000 files that I have to convert to .PDF. They are currently .TIFF and .JPG. I know how to right click them and convert to PDF but then I have to click save and pick the folder, each time. For 2,000 + files that will take forever, does anyone know of a solution. I want to create all files as a PDF in one shot if possible.

Thank you
WO2015Asked:
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Franck GaspozSoftware Architect, Technical ExpertCommented:
to put all files in a single pdf, you can use this software :
http://fm-pdf.com/free-jpg-to-pdf.html
it is free and for windows
WO2015Author Commented:
Thank you, I actually need them to be separate as they are as a .jpg or .tiff. I found a program for the .jpg so I am all set with that (Free JPG to PDF Converter). I am now looking for help with the .tiff files.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
This EE article shows how to do it:

Batch Conversion of PDF, TIFF, and Other Image Formats via Command Line Interface to PDF, PDF Searchable, and TIFF

You would use these two command lines:

batchconverter.com -Ic:\inputfolder\*.jpg -Od:\outputfolder\ -TPDF
batchconverter.com -Ic:\inputfolder\*.tiff -Od:\outputfolder\ -TPDF

The first line converts all of the JPG files to PDF. The second line converts all of the TIFF files to PDF. Of course, if the file type is TIF (not TIFF), then the line would be:

batchconverter.com -Ic:\inputfolder\*.tif -Od:\outputfolder\ -TPDF

As stated in the article, Nuance offers a free 30-day trial of the software you'll need (Power PDF Advanced), available for download here:
http://www.nuance.com/for-business/document-imaging-and-scanning/power-pdf-converter/index.htm#resources

If for some reason you're not happy with that solution, there are ways to do it with IrfanView and GraphicsMagick. Regards, Joe
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WO2015Author Commented:
I don't see where it allows you to download without purchasing. I found a easy to use free program for .jpg just not .tiff yet.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Sorry — the link in the article used to point to the free trial, but Nuance moved it to here:
http://www.nuance.com/for-business/imaging-solutions/document-conversion/power-pdf-converter/free-trial/index.htm

Thanks for bringing that to my attention — I'll update the article in a moment.

Also here's how to do it with the free IrfanView:
http://www.irfanview.com/

The download page provides many links, but I recommend the TUCOWS link to download IrfanView:
http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967

This will download a single install file called <iview438_setup.exe> with no adware and no junk!

And the TUCOWS link for the PlugIns, which are required for PDF support:
http://www.tucows.com/preview/415586

This will download a single install file called <irfanview_plugins_438_setup.exe> with no adware and no junk!

Install IrfanView first, then install the PlugIns.

IV uses a PDF plugin called ImPDF to be able to save/write PDFs (it uses Ghostscript to interpret/render/view PDFs). There's an ImPDF section in the IV configuration/settings file, <i_view32.ini>. It will begin with this:

[ImPDF]

There's a line in that section that looks like this:

ImpdfPreviewOn=1

Change it to:

ImpdfPreviewOn=0

You need to make that change so that it doesn't prompt you to do the Save for every file. On a standard install, the IV config file is here:

%APPDATA%\IrfanView\i_view32.ini

which in most cases is:

c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\IrfanView\i_view32.ini

After installing IV and the PlugIns, and changing the ImpdfPreviewOn value to zero in <i_view32.ini>, this one command is all you'll need:

i_view32.exe c:\inputfolder\*.tif* /convert=c:\outputfolder\*.pdf

The asterisk at the end of *.tif* means that it will handle both *.tif and *.tiff file types. Regards, Joe

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WO2015Author Commented:
This worked perfect!  Thank you for this!!
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Just for the record, which one did you use — Power PDF Advanced or IrfanView? Whichever one it was, I'm glad that it worked for you. You're very welcome! Regards, Joe
WO2015Author Commented:
I used the Trial version you sent from nuance, if I have more after the 30 days I will try the other one.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
OK, good to know. Thanks!
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