How to assemble 500 image slices into a printable PDF
January 29, 2013 7:52 AM Subscribe
I have about 500 PNGs. Each is 8" wide and anywhere from 1" to 5" high. I need to assemble them into a PDF, as many images as possible that will fit per page without cutting off.
posted by Wossname to computers & internet (10 answers total)
The tools at my disposal are Adobe Creative Suite 4, Acrobat Pro, Office, and a knowledge of HTML/CSS/PHP. I am on a Windows machine and open to purchasing software if it's < $50.
Ideally, I want to automate this as much as possible. The images are already in correct order by filename.
Things I have tried:
Assembling a PDF from multiple files, but it puts each image on its own page.
Generating a PHP script that writes all the files to HTML, but when printing to PDF, images are still getting cutoff because browsers suck at printing. I don't really want to have to account for image sizes in my script and generate multiple HTML pages.