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I have a project where I need to convert 2000 to 5000 pdf files to tiff images every day. I have a 'mock-up' in powershell that works ok. I will need to add multiple pdf's to one tiff as seperate pages. The file sizes are around 60k
My question is: What would be the best way?
The way I see it, I have a few options.
1.) Write something. Are there any libraries I should look at. Doesn't have to be free, but free is always nice. I used Ghostscript to convert them in my powershell script. Not really confident my powershell script can hack the load, but Ghostscript seemed to be ok.
2.) Find something. Needs to monitor a folder or be able to kick it off with task scheduler
You can try the evaluation copy (which places a watermark on the printed documents/images)
The cost is 20 - 69$ / License (Depending on your Numbers of Licenses). So should be affordable if it is what you need.
I'm not affiliated with the producer/publisher of this product in any way. I only have used this product before for exactly this task.
LibTiff[^] is an open source library for reading, writing, and managing tiff files. The download includes a number of command line utilities, including tiffcp and tiffcrop which can combine multiple files into multi-page tiff files. Combine these utilties with your existing powershell script and ghostscript.
What's in the PDF file? Just one or more images, or also text? Are the embedded images JPG? If you can simply extract images you could skip the ghostscript step (or any other "print to a file" step), which would probably improve performance.
XnView[^] can be used to batch convert images from various file types, including pdf and tiff.
PDFtk[^] is a utility for managing PDF files, with a GUI and also a command line interface. Can split pages and extract images from PDF files.
A product we used to use was called OutsideIn which could more or less convert anything to anything. We used it to convert all types of files to tif/gif. To be honest, I don't know how it came to us but it was taken over by Oracle[^].
I don't know if it's free or not but I must suspect that anything they get their hands on will cost a pretty penny or ten. If it's for work, ask your boss to look into it. Despite the Oracle connection it really is a first-class product. It wasn't their creation which probably explains why it used to be a good SDK then, but whether they've run it into the ground now, who knows?
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Photoshop. Here's YOUR chance to spring for it since you've always been reticent to spend bucks on things you're not sure you'd use.
The only problem with spending the money on this application? The fact that you'll have a tool that'll serve you silently, frequently, and might gather teabags full of dust (if you don't keep it in a toolbox out of common air).
Oh and the fact that you'll be tempted to spend too much time learning how to use all the other glass-etching features that are subservient to "Image Processor" script.
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