Batch Convert JPGs to PDFs

I needed a simple and efficient way to convert a bunch documents scanned to jpgs to compact pdfs.

Here's a Powershell script just for that:


Get-ChildItem $filePattern |% {  
  $inPath = $_
  $outPath = [IO.Path]::ChangeExtension($inPath, ".pdf")
  $inDir = [IO.Path]::GetDirectoryName($inPath)
  $inFile = [IO.Path]::GetFileName($inPath)

  Set-Location $inDir

  $command = "$env:programfiles\gs\gs9.14\bin\gswin64c.exe"
  $argList = "-dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -o ""$outPath"" -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 " `
           + "-dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook -sColorConversionStrategy=Gray -sColorConversionStrategyForImages=Gray " `
           + "-sProcessColorModel=DeviceGray -dOverrideICC " `
           + "-c (""$inFile"") viewJPEG showpage"
  $proc = Start-Process -filepath $command -argumentList $argList -Wait -PassThru -NoNewWindow 

The great open source tool GhostScript is a dependency so download its installer from here.

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