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NAME - lossless conversion of raster images to pdf


       usage: [-h] [-v] [-V] [-o out] [-C colorspace] [-D]

              [--without-pdfrw] [--first-frame-only] [--pillow-limit-break] [-S LxL] [-s LxL] [-b
              L[:L]]  [-f  FIT]  [-a]  [--title  title]  [--author  author]  [--creator  creator]
              [--producer  producer] [--creationdate creationdate] [--moddate moddate] [--subject
              subject] [--keywords kw [kw  ...]]  [--viewer-panes  PANES]  [--viewer-initial-page
              NUM]      [--viewer-magnification      MAG]      [--viewer-page-layout      LAYOUT]
              [--viewer-fit-window]   [--viewer-center-window]   [--viewer-fullscreen]    [infile
              [infile ...]]

       Losslessly  convert  raster  images  to  PDF  without  re-encoding PNG, JPEG, and JPEG2000
       images. This leads to a lossless conversion of PNG, JPEG and JPEG2000 images with the only
       added  file  size coming from the PDF container itself.  Other raster graphics formats are
       losslessly stored using the same encoding that PNG uses. Since PDF does not support images
       with  transparency  and  since  img2pdf aims to never be lossy, input images with an alpha
       channel are not supported.

       The output is sent to standard output so that it can be  redirected  into  a  file  or  to
       another program as part of a shell pipe. To directly write the output into a file, use the
       -o or --output option.


   positional arguments:
       infile Specifies the input file(s) in any format that can be read by  the  Python  Imaging
              Library  (PIL).  If  no  input  images  are given, then a single image is read from
              standard input. The special filename "-" can be used once to  read  an  image  from
              standard input. To read a file in the current directory with the filename "-", pass
              it to img2pdf by explicitly stating its relative path like "./-".

   optional arguments:
       -h, --help
              show this help message and exit

       -v, --verbose
              Makes the program operate in verbose mode, printing messages on standard error.

       -V, --version
              Prints version information and exits.

   General output arguments:
              Arguments controlling the output format.

       -o out, --output out
              Makes the program output to a file instead of standard output.

       -C colorspace, --colorspace colorspace
              Forces the PIL colorspace. See the epilogue for a list of possible values.  Usually
              the  PDF colorspace would be derived from the color space of the input image.  This
              option overwrites the automatically detected colorspace from the  input  image  and
              thus  forces  a  certain colorspace in the output PDF /ColorSpace property. This is
              useful for JPEG 2000 images with a different colorspace than RGB.

       -D, --nodate
              Suppresses timestamps in the output and thus makes the output deterministic between
              individual  runs.  You  can  also  manually  set  a  date  using  the --moddate and
              --creationdate options.

              By default, img2pdf uses the pdfrw library to create the output  PDF  if  pdfrw  is
              available.  If  you want to use the internal PDF generator of img2pdf even if pdfrw
              is present, then pass this option. This can be useful if you want to  have  unicode
              metadata     values     which     pdfrw     does     not     yet    support    (See
     or if you want the PDF code to be  more
              human readable.

              By  default,  img2pdf  will  convert  multi-frame  images  like  multi-page TIFF or
              animated GIF images to one page per frame. This option  will  only  let  the  first
              frame  of  every  multi-frame input image be converted into a page in the resulting

              img2pdf uses the Python Imaging Library Pillow to read input images. Pillow  limits
              the  maximum  input  image  size  to  89478485 pixels to prevent decompression bomb
              denial of service attacks. If your input image contains more pixels than that,  use
              this option to disable this safety measure during this run of img2pdf

   Image and page size and layout arguments:
              Every  input  image will be placed on its own page. The image size is controlled by
              the dpi value of the input image or, if unset or missing, the default dpi of 96.00.
              By  default,  each page will have the same size as the image it shows.  Thus, there
              will be no visible border between the image and the  page  border  by  default.  If
              image  size and page size are made different from each other by the options in this
              section, the image will always be centered in both dimensions.

              The image size and page  size  can  be  explicitly  set  using  the  --imgsize  and
              --pagesize  options,  respectively.   If  either  dimension  of  the  image size is
              specified but the same dimension of the page size is not, then the latter  will  be
              derived  from  the  former using an optional minimal distance between the image and
              the page border (given by the --border option) and/or a  certain  fitting  strategy
              (given  by  the --fit option). The converse happens if a dimension of the page size
              is set but the same dimension of the image size is not.

              Any length value in below options is represented by the meta variable L which is  a
              floating point value with an optional unit appended (without a space between them).
              The default unit is pt (1/72 inch, the PDF unit) and other  allowed  units  are  cm
              (centimeter), mm (millimeter), and in (inch).

              Any  size  argument  of the format LxL in the options below specifies the width and
              height of a rectangle where the first L represents  the  width  and  the  second  L
              represents  the  height  with  an  optional  unit following each value as described
              above.  Either width or height may be  omitted.  If  the  height  is  omitted,  the
              separating  x  can  be  omitted  as well. Omitting the width requires to prefix the
              height with the separating x. The missing dimension will be chosen so to not change
              the  image aspect ratio. Instead of giving the width and height explicitly, you may
              also specify some (case-insensitive) common page sizes such as letter and A4.   See
              the epilogue at the bottom for a complete list of the valid sizes.

              The  --fit  option  scales to fit the image into a rectangle that is either derived
              from the --imgsize option or otherwise from the --pagesize option.  If the --border
              option  is given in addition to the --imgsize option while the --pagesize option is
              not given, then the page size will be calculated from the  image  size,  respecting
              the  border  setting. If the --border option is given in addition to the --pagesize
              option while the --imgsize option is  not  given,  then  the  image  size  will  be
              calculated  from  the  page  size,  respecting  the border setting. If the --border
              option is given while both the --pagesize and --imgsize options  are  passed,  then
              the --border option will be ignored.

       -S LxL, --pagesize LxL
              Sets  the size of the PDF pages. The short-option is the upper case S because it is
              an mnemonic for being bigger than the image size.

       -s LxL, --imgsize LxL
              Sets the size of the images on the PDF pages. In addition, the unit dpi is  allowed
              which will set the image size as a value of dots per inch. Instead of a unit, width
              and height values may also have a percentage sign appended, indicating a resize  of
              the image by that percentage. The short-option is the lower case s because it is an
              mnemonic for being smaller than the page size.

       -b L[:L], --border L[:L]
              Specifies the minimal distance between the image border and the  PDF  page  border.
              This  value  Is  overwritten by explicit values set by --pagesize or --imgsize. The
              value will be used when calculating page dimensions from the  image  dimensions  or
              the  other  way  round.  One,  or  two  length  values can be given as an argument,
              separated by a colon. One value specifies the minimal border on all four sides. Two
              values  specify  the minimal border on the top/bottom and left/right, respectively.
              It is not possible to specify asymmetric borders  because  images  will  always  be
              centered on the page.

       -f FIT, --fit FIT
              If  --imgsize  is  given, fits the image using these dimensions. Otherwise, fit the
              image into the dimensions given by --pagesize. FIT is one  of  into,  fill,  exact,
              shrink and enlarge. The default value is "into". See the epilogue at the bottom for
              a description of the FIT options.

       -a, --auto-orient
              If both dimensions of the page are given via --pagesize, conditionally swaps  these
              dimensions  such  that  the  page orientation is the same as the orientation of the
              input image. If the orientation of a page gets flipped, then so do the  values  set
              via the --border option.

   Arguments setting metadata:
              Options handling embedded timestamps, title and author information.

       --title title
              Sets the title metadata value

       --author author
              Sets the author metadata value

       --creator creator
              Sets the creator metadata value

       --producer producer
              Sets the producer metadata value (default is: img2pdf 0.3.2)

       --creationdate creationdate
              Sets  the  UTC  creation  date  metadata  value in YYYY-MMDD or YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM or
              YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS format or any format understood by python  dateutil  module  or
              any format understood by `date --date`

       --moddate moddate
              Sets  the  UTC modification date metadata value in YYYYMM-DD or YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM or
              YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS format or any format understood by python  dateutil  module  or
              any format understood by `date --date`

       --subject subject
              Sets the subject metadata value

       --keywords kw [kw ...]
              Sets the keywords metadata value (can be given multiple times)

   PDF viewer arguments:
              PDF  files  can  specify  how  they  are meant to be presented to the user by a PDF

       --viewer-panes PANES
              Instruct the PDF viewer which side panes to show.  Valid values are "outlines"  and
              "thumbs". It is not possible to specify both at the same time.

       --viewer-initial-page NUM
              Instead  of  showing the first page, instruct the PDF viewer to show the given page
              instead. Page numbers start with 1.

       --viewer-magnification MAG
              Instruct the PDF viewer to open the PDF with a certain zoom level. Valid values are
              either  a  floating  point  number  giving the exact zoom level, "fit" (zoom to fit
              whole page), "fith" (zoom to fit page width) and "fitbh" (zoom to fit visible  page

       --viewer-page-layout LAYOUT
              Instruct  the  PDF  viewer how to arrange the pages on the screen. Valid values are
              "single"   (display   single   pages),   "onecolumn"   (one   continuous   column),
              "twocolumnright"  (two  continuous  columns with odd number pages on the right) and
              "twocolumnleft" (two continuous columns with odd numbered pages on the left)

              Instruct the PDF viewer to resize the window to fit the page size

              Instruct the PDF viewer to center the PDF viewer window

              Instruct the PDF viewer to open the PDF in fullscreen mode

              Currently, the colorspace must be forced for JPEG 2000 images that are not  in  the
              RGB  colorspace.   Available colorspace options are based on Python Imaging Library
              (PIL) short handles.

       RGB    RGB color

       L      Grayscale

       1      Black and white (internally converted to grayscale)

       CMYK   CMYK color

       CMYK;I CMYK color with inversion (for CMYK JPEG files from Adobe)

   Paper sizes:
              You can specify the short hand paper size names shown in the first  column  in  the
              table  below  as  arguments to the --pagesize and --imgsize options.  The width and
              height they are mapping to is shown in the second column.  Giving the value in  the
              second  column  has  the  same effect as giving the short hand in the first column.
              Appending ^T (a caret/circumflex followed by the letter T)  turns  the  paper  size
              from portrait into landscape. The postfix thus symbolizes the transpose. The values
              are case insensitive.

       A0     841mmx1189mm

       A1     594mmx841mm

       A2     420mmx594mm

       A3     297mmx420mm

       A4     210mmx297mm

       A5     148mmx210mm

       A6     105mmx148mm

       Letter 8.5inx11in

   Fit options:
              The img2pdf options for the --fit argument are shown in the  first  column  in  the
              table  below. The function of these options can be mapped to the geometry operators
              of imagemagick. For users who are  familiar  with  imagemagick,  the  corresponding
              operator  is shown in the second column.  The third column shows whether or not the
              aspect ratio is preserved for that option  (same  as  in  imagemagick).  Just  like
              imagemagick,  img2pdf  tries  hard  to  preserve  the aspect ratio, so if the --fit
              argument is not given, then the default is "into" which corresponds to the  absence
              of any operator in imagemagick.  The value of the --fit option is case insensitive.

       into   |   | Y | The default. Width and height values specify maximum |   |   | values.


       fill   | ^ | Y | Width and height values specify the minimum values.


       exact  | ! | N | Width and height emphatically given.


              |  >  |  Y  | Shrinks an image with dimensions larger than the given |   |   | ones
              (and otherwise behaves like "into").


              enlarge | < | Y | Enlarges an image with dimensions smaller than the given

       |      |   | ones (and otherwise behaves like "into").

   Argument parsing:
              Argument long options can be  abbreviated  to  a  prefix  if  the  abbreviation  is
              unambiguous. That is, the prefix must match a unique option.

              Beware  of  your shell interpreting argument values as special characters (like the
              semicolon in the CMYK;I colorspace option). If in doubt, put the argument values in
              single quotes.

              If  you want an argument value to start with one or more minus characters, you must
              use the long option name and join them with an equal sign like so:

              $ img2pdf --author=--test--
              If your input file name starts with one or more minus characters,  either  separate
              the input files from the other arguments by two minus signs:

              $ img2pdf -- --my-file-starts-with-two-minuses.jpg

              Or be more explicit about its relative path by prepending a ./:

              $ img2pdf ./--my-file-starts-with-two-minuses.jpg

              The  order  of non-positional arguments (all arguments other than the input images)
              does not matter.


              Lines starting with a dollar sign denote commands you can enter into your terminal.
              The  dollar  sign  signifies your command prompt. It is not part of the command you

              Convert two scans in JPEG format to a PDF document.

              $ img2pdf --output out.pdf page1.jpg page2.jpg

              Convert a directory of JPEG images into a PDF with printable A4 pages in  landscape
              mode.  On  each  page, the photo takes the maximum amount of space while preserving
              its aspect ratio and a print border of 2 cm on the top and bottom and 2.5 cm on the
              left and right hand side.

              $ img2pdf --output out.pdf --pagesize A4^T --border 2cm:2.5cm *.jpg

              On  each  A4  page,  fit  images  into  a  10 cm times 15 cm rectangle but keep the
              original image size if the image is smaller than that.

              $ img2pdf --output out.pdf -S A4 --imgsize 10cmx15cm --fit shrink *.jpg

              Prepare a directory of photos to be printed borderless on photo paper  with  a  3:2
              aspect  ratio and rotate each page so that its orientation is the same as the input

              $ img2pdf --output out.pdf --pagesize 15cmx10cm --auto-orient *.jpg

              Encode a grayscale JPEG2000 image. The colorspace  has  to  be  forced  as  img2pdf
              cannot read it from the JPEG2000 file automatically.

              $ img2pdf --output out.pdf --colorspace L input.jp2


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