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Print tiff to PDF

Post by bigfridge » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:54 am

Hi all. I’m been using mint 19.1 for 2 months and have enjoyed it so far. I have come across from windows which I still use in a Vm with Windows for cad work.
I need to print multi page tiff files, a3 or A2Z size, to PDF format.

Is there any software that will do the following: print a tiff file to PDF with the following options, allow select destination name and save location, multiple paper sizes, scale to fit to page, select image quality.

I view the tiff files in evince but have had no success with the default print to file option or with cups.... both refuse to print in landscape mode. They will print in portrait and cut sections off the PDF.

Windows has many applications that do this, but I was hoping Linux had an alternative???

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Re: Print tiff to PDF

Post by xenopeek » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:18 am

I'd suggest to use GIMP instead. It comes installed on Linux Mint by default. Open the tiff file in GIMP, modify it as needed (like scale to proper print resolution), and try printing to PDF from there or try exporting to PDF. At least here printing to PDF from GIMP has all the options you asked about.
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Re: Print tiff to PDF

Post by Mute Ant » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:30 pm

Imagemagick already knows how to do this...
convert oxo.png oxo.tiff ### Knows about PNG and TIFF.
convert oxo.tiff oxo.pdf ### Knows about PDF too.
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Re: Print tiff to PDF

Post by absque fenestris » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:43 pm

Scribus is also an option...
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Re: Print tiff to PDF

Post by bigfridge » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:33 am

Thanks for the suggestions... of these choices presented none really suited my needs at all. I really just want concert the files.... gimp will not open multi page files really. It mashes them all on the one workspace overlaid. Imagemagick.... worst GUI of all time, and I’m a little bit slow to use the command line for the file conversion.
Scribus will not even open the tiff files I use.

Finally I found gscan2pdf which works like treat!!

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Re: Print tiff to PDF

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:47 am

Just out of curiosity: TIFF is one of the oldest image formats, but well documented and generally applicable across platforms in all graphics programs.
Are your TIFF's compressed?
ZIP or LZW would be an option here - this has caused me problems from time to time.
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