How to convert image to PDF/A with command line

The command line application Image to PDF OCR Converter allows you to convert JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, etc. image to PDF/A. (PDF/A omits features ill-suited to long-term archiving.)

Image to PDF OCR Converter is a powerful command line application that can a lot of image formats to PDF format. The supported image formats include JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIF, TIFF, PSD, WMF, EMF, PCX, PIC, etc.

The following contents will site the example of converting a JPG image to PDF/A to show you how to use this application to create PDF.

Step 1. Download and unzip

Please free download Image to PDF OCR Converter at first. You don’t have to install it, for the downloaded file is a ZIP file. The only thing you need to do is to unzip it to a local folder on your computer disk as normal. In the unzipped package, you can find an executable file named img2pdfocr.exe and it is the called program in the MS-DOS command prompt window.

Step 1. Input commands

In order to input commands, please open the MS-DOS command prompt window first. Then, please refer to the following command line template to input your commands.

img2pdf [options] <Image-file> [<PDF-file>]

In the above template:

  • img2pdf: call the program—img2pdfocr.exe.
  • [options]: set options for the conversion.
  • <Image-file>: specify the input image.
  • [<PDF-file>]: specify the output PDF file.

To convert image to PDF/A, please use the following option:

-pdfa: create PDF/A compliance PDF file

To make you better understand the above command line template and option, you can see the following example.

D:\img2pdfocr\img2pdfocr.exe -pdfx “E:\ catalog.jpg” “F:\ catalog.pdf”

This example is to convert the JPG image named catalog.jpg to PDF/A compliance PDF file named catalog.pdf.

After inputting the commands, please hit the Enter button on the keyboard to run the commands.

Several seconds later, you can get the desired PDF file in the folder you specify.

To know more options about this command line application, please read the readme.txt document in the unzipped package.

Note: The trial version will leave some watermarks on the created PDF file. To remove these watermarks, please buy the full version of Image to PDF OCR Converter.

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