Whenever you have to manually convert files it costs you time and everyone knows time is money. That’s why it makes sense to rely on technology to automate manual tasks whenever you’re able to.
Which is why Foxit created the Foxit PDF Toolkit. This suite of modules helps you better handle tasks associated with large batches of documents, such as:
- Adding text-based or image-based watermarks to documents
- Converting Microsoft Office documents to PDF
- Adding headers and footers to PDF files
- Optimizing PDF documents
- Protecting documents with Rights Management Services
- Converting image files to PDF
Using Foxit PDF Toolkit modules, you can process these jobs from a Windows Server environment with the command-line interface to keep resource usage low and prevent tasks from hanging up midway through.
One of these modules, Foxit Image to PDF Converter, is designed to help you batch convert image files into PDF format. Let’s take a closer look at what it does for you.
Image to PDF Converter benefits
By reading image files, pictures or scanned documents from JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG or JPX, this tool will output the source files as a PDF document, which gives you better management than leaving them in their original formats.
When you save the files in PDF, they take up less space while still providing ample resolution, which helps keep storage space minimal.
It also helps search indexes find files more quickly, which is important, especially when you’re working with large numbers of documents.
Saving collections of image files as PDF documents also gives you the ability to save these collections as a portfolio or digital photo album. Foxit Image to PDF Converter includes bookmarking capabilities, enabling you to use the name of the image file as a heading in a table of contents that users can click to view.
In addition, this module makes it easy to create digital copies of paper content. You can take books, papers and other content that are scanned as an image file and convert them into e-books with a few lines of code in the command-line.
Other features available with Image to PDF Converter
The basics of the Image to PDF Converter module seem pretty impressive, but that’s not the limit of this module of the PDF Toolkit, which also:
- Supports multi-thread processing to execute multiple processes or threads concurrently
- Supports sub-folder recursion processing, which processes the data in each subdirectory using the same functions
- Supports single-file processing, single-folder processing and multi-file processing
- Converts multiple image files into one PDF file, or individual PDF files
- Lets you specify any resolution (DPI) for the PDF file to be converted
- Enables you to set the page width and height for the PDF file to be converted
- Lets you set open password for the PDF file to be converted
- Allows you to set the margin for each PDF page
- Supports wildcard character in batch conversion, e.g., *.jpg, *.png
For details on the processes and command-line syntax used with the Image to PDF Converter module, please refer to the Foxit PDF Toolkit user manual.
The Foxit PDF Toolkit modules not only enable you to reduce the time and effort required to manually work with large numbers of PDF files, they also reduce the possibility of human error. Which means better accuracy plus faster processing, all done automatically.