Jpeg Converter

Written by Kevin Tavolaro
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You can use a JPEG converter to streamline the otherwise laborious task of scanning and archiving images of files, books, and other important documents. First of all, there are several benefits to converting printed documents into digital files. One of the best ways to preserve a document, especially if it has become aged and is in danger of deteriorating, is to create a digital backup by scanning an image of the file onto your hard drive. Most scanner software allows you to choose from many output formats.

The JPEG format is one of the most popular when it comes to scanned images, as it enables a smaller, more compact file size, yet also gives decent resolution. This results in documents that are highly legible, without requiring excessive disk space. When you finish scanning your document, you are left with a bunch of loose JPEG images. Although they may be efficient and legible, on their own they're not suited to building a well-organized database. In order to implement these JPEG files into a searchable, secure archive, you should first convert them into a single PDF document.

JPEG Converter

Using a "print-to-PDF" application, you can start to compile the loose JPEG images into a document. You will be given an additional option in the print dialog box of any popular Windows program. You will be asked to select a printer, and be provided with a choice between your existing printer, and a non-existent virtual printer, usually labeled something like "PDFfile."

The PDF choice does not actually print your file. Rather, it translates it into a PDF document by creating a thorough visual impression of the file. If you're working with an image format like JPEG, you can open the picture in an image editor, and select "print-to-PDF" from the options. Each scanned page will be copied to your hard drive in PDF format. You can then compile the individual pages into a single PDF document using a stand-alone PDF converter.


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