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Posted 04/20/2022   02:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rod222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Have 400 Japan Prefecture stamp images at 600dpi each
Would like to create a *.pdf of say 30 stamps to a page with image names.

Any suggestions?
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Posted 04/20/2022   02:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod,

You could do it online, or use LibreOffice Writer (ie: free MS Office alternative).

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Posted 04/20/2022   03:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cheers Bobby,
just learning here, I can do it in Win10, but very few options
background colour, shape of images etc.

I'll chase up the online route. Thanks.
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Posted 04/20/2022   03:48 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In Windows 10 (or 11), ANY application can be used to create a PDF; simply use the 'Print To PDF' option. For example, layout your jpgs into a document, then select Print and then 'Print To PDF'. (Find 'Print To PDF' under 'Select Printer')
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Posted 04/20/2022   07:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add itma to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No one has specifically addressed Rod's need to insert the file name. Typing in 400 file names would be a real chore.

One suggestion is to use a photo album software. I used to use one of these and could print out sheets with thumbnails with file names. This would, of course, depend upon being able to print a large enough "thumbnail". I suspect that Word or OpenOffice/LibreOffice would support a macro to do this. Perhaps the file list could be imported into an Excel or Open/LibreOffice spreadsheet with a template that would place the image into an adjacent position. Or maybe there is some simpler way of doing this but, sorry, I can't think of anything offhand.
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Posted 04/20/2022   08:43 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No need for a application, just use Windows File Manager

Open the folder in Windows
Select up to 35 images files you want in the 'contact sheet'
Right click one of the images you have selected
Click on Print from the drop down menu
Select 'Contact Sheet' from page layout
Select Print To PDF




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Posted 04/20/2022   08:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,

What you're looking for is called a Contact Sheet in the photo biz, and most photo management software can create one. I'm about 99.9% certain the newer versions of ACDSee will do it -- what version do you have? That would likely be your best bet as you already have it and are already familiar with it.

If you get really desperate, here's an old piece of software that is now free that will do it, though it's not very intuitive at first. If you decide to give this a try and have trouble, let me know. I managed to get it to work, but had to change several settings.

EDIT: Sniped by Don! Typing too slow, I guess!
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Posted 04/20/2022   09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Aha! Thanks Don, Postmaster, Frank,
the wisdom of the crowd !

So, I can do the 400 perfectly using my FREE fastone image viewer,
which gives me the colours and Text strings perfectly (Contact Sheet)

That gives me 25 Pages.

Now, can I stich these together in a *.PDF 1 to a page ?
(I'll try Don's route tomorrow morning)

(Apologies for the "human" text, used when quick sorting the 400
for ID)

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Actually, one option would be AlbumEasy.

to use it you would need to get the list of file names into a text file. The quickest and easiest way of doing so is via the Command Prompt if you are even slightly familiar with it:
  • Open a command prompt
  • Navigate to the folder containing your image files
  • issue the command: dir /b /a-d > myimages.txt

The command dir /b /a-d > myimages.txt will list all files in the folder into a text file called myimages.txt.

Edit the text file using a text editor or word processor and insert before each filename:
STAMP_ADD_IMG(40 30 "

and after each file name
" "" "" "" "")

So, for example, for an image called img001.jpg you would end up with:

STAMP_ADD_IMG(40 30 "img001.jpg" "" "" "" "")

Every 40 or so stamps, depending on how many you would like on a page, insert a PAGE_START command
and every 5 or so stamps, depending on how many you would like to a row issue a ROW_START command.
Open the text file in AlbumEasy and press the generate button to create your PDF.

After which you can customise the page if you like, add titles, image borders, different coloured backgrounds etc.

It is probably easier to do than it is to describe. If you are able to create a text file with image files names in it, send it to me (send a PM for my email address), and I can set up the basic framework for you.

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Posted 04/26/2022   06:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For the very simple image editing tasks (resize or crop), I will use the ancient Microsoft Paint for simplicity and then you can print it to a PDF as Don noted.
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