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Are there any free utilities that will batch convert TIFF files to PDF? I've tried PDF printers like PrimoPDF & CutePDF, but these seem to require a GUI click to confirm each filename.

What I'm after is a script, command line or context menu utility that would allow the conversion of hundreds of files using the same filename (save extension, natch) as the original file and placing the output in the same folder.

Edit: I should've stated Windows only!

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You can try ImageMagick. I'm trying this on Linux, but it's available for Windows as well. I just have to type: convert example.tiff example.pdf and I get a PDF. With just a little batch magic, you should be able to easily convert a directory of tiff files to pdf.

Or, if you need all tiffs in the same PDF, you can do convert example1.tiff example2.tiff example.pdf.

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I hadn't thought of using ImageMagick. I've already got it installed and it works just the same from the command line in Windows. With a bit of VBScript I'm sure I can get this working, thanks! –  Lunatik Dec 10 '09 at 12:04

The tiff2pdf mentioned in Bobby's answer is probably part of libtiff, and you can get Windows binaries through the GnuWin32 project. The Cygwin environment probably includes a libtiff package as well, though I haven't verified. Both Cygwin and GnuWin32 versions are free software.

Davince Tools (sic) includes a scriptable commandline tiff2pdf utility for Windows. This is a shareware toolkit.

Dreamsys Software also provides a Tiff-to-PDF converter (download). This appears free to use.

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Using ImageMagick as follows should also work:

convert ^
   c:\your\current\directory\*.tif ^
   c:\your\output\directory\allimagestogether.pdf
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There seems to be plenty of solutions out there for this. At least I found one for Linux which is called tiff2pdf and should be available through your software channel.

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Ahh, Windows here I'm afraid. Thanks anyway :) –  Lunatik Dec 10 '09 at 11:04

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