You have several documents or images scanned individually and you need to save these multiple images to one PDF file. If you Google, you will find many online websites for this purpose. But they are either not free or they will put their watermark on the final PDF file. You don’t want it, do you?
If you are using Ubuntu then many people would suggest to use the command line tool Image Magic. But if you prefer a GUI tool over command line, gscan2pdf that is the perfect tool for merging multiple images into one PDF file.
In this tutorial we’ll see how to convert multiple images to PDF with gscan2pdf. Though the tutorial is performed in Ubuntu 13.04, it should be valid for earlier or newer Ubuntu versions as well as other Linux distributions.
Install gscan2pdf in Ubuntu:
Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the following command to install gscan2pdf:
apt-get install gscan2pdf
How to convert multiple images to PDF with gscan2pdf:
Once installed, open gscan2pdf by searching for it in Unity Dash:
Once gscan2pdf is opened, you can select all the required files in it by clicking on the Open Files. By default it is arranged in alphabetical order but you can drag and drop to reorder the images as per your choice. Once done, you can click on the Save icon to save the files to PDF.
When you hit the save button, the next screen might look confusing. Actually it provides you option of putting metadata in the document such as author, date etc similar to a word document. If you just want a PDF file, hit the save button. Since by default the output file is PDF, you don’t need to bother a lot here. Just choose where to save the converted file.
That’s it. Nothing more to be done. Cool isn’t it? Questions, suggestions, a word of thanks is always encouraged.