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1. Intro

This is a simple way to export all pages in a pdf-file to jpegs.

The jpegs can later be zipped or rared, then the resulting files be renamed with the cbz or cbr extension for easier reading in a comic reader app.

 

 

2. Assumptions

The export is done on Kubuntu 19.10. It should however be possible to do on most linux distros, where pdftoppm is available.

 

 

3. Howto

  1. Browse to the folder where your pdf-file is.
    $ cd ~/tmp
  2. We will use the command pdftoppm to export the pages.
    Running pdftoppm --help will reveal all options available with the command.
    In our case we enter the pdf filename, a prefix and what format to export to.
    $ pdftoppm Mommy.Why.is.There.a.Server.in.the.House.pdf pic -jpeg
    $ ll
    total 7044
    drwxrwxr-x  2 sorin sorin    4096 Feb 27 16:02 ./
    drwxrwxr-x 65 sorin sorin    4096 Feb 27 15:44 ../
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin 2030134 Feb  8 19:18 Mommy.Why.is.There.a.Server.in.the.House.pdf
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin   46461 Feb 27 16:02 pic-01.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  105429 Feb 27 16:02 pic-02.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  209441 Feb 27 16:02 pic-03.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  242310 Feb 27 16:02 pic-04.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  309109 Feb 27 16:02 pic-05.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  204486 Feb 27 16:02 pic-06.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  246781 Feb 27 16:02 pic-07.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  283377 Feb 27 16:02 pic-08.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  180208 Feb 27 16:02 pic-09.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  324938 Feb 27 16:02 pic-10.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  278511 Feb 27 16:02 pic-11.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin  169428 Feb 27 16:02 pic-12.jpg
    -rw-rw-r--  1 sorin sorin   46482 Feb 27 16:02 pic-13.jpg
    $
  3. Done!

 

4. Sources

https://askubuntu.com/questions/50170/how-to-convert-pdf-to-image