Applescript to convert images to pdf?

Does anyone know of an applescript that will convert all images to pdf. The images need to be read by Acrobat Reader.


You can try PStill

Setup your PDF options, drag & drop all your images onto the conversion window and wait!

You might also try installing ImageMagick via Fink. It’s a command line tool and it converts pretty much any image type to pdf. (You would also need to install Ghostscriipt)

And it’s free!!

HTH -john

You can use Apples built in “Convert To PDF.scpt”. It works with these file types. “JPEG”, “GIFf”, “PICT”, “TIFF”, “PDF”, “TEXT”
Library/Scripts/Printing Scripts/Convert To PDF.scpt.

Just Highlight a whole mess of files and run the script from script editor.

I’ve made a Folder action out of it. But I’m still trying to change the destination of where the files are saves. The shell script handles this. At the moment they save to the root drive. I think I’m going to submit this on another post.

on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving these_files
	repeat with ThisFile in these_files
		tell application "Finder" to set theString to name of ThisFile as string
		set terminalCommand to ""
		set convertCommand to "/System/Library/Printers/Libraries/./convert "
		set newFileName to theString & ".pdf" as string
		set thisPath to "/In/" & theString as string
		set terminalCommand to convertCommand & "-f " & "\"" & thisPath & "\"" & " -o " & "\"" & newFileName & "\"" & " -j \"application/pdf\""
		do shell script terminalCommand
		tell application "Finder"
			delete file theString of folder "Panther HD:In:"
		end tell
	end repeat
end adding folder items to