Create PDF from a list of images


Is there any practical way to create a PDF from a list of images files, using Python?

In Perl I know that module. With it I can create a PDF in just 3 lines:

use PDF::FromImage;
my $pdf = PDF::FromImage->new;
$pdf->write_file($bookName . '.pdf');

I need to do something very similar to this, but in Python. I know the pyPdf module, but I would like something simple.


If you came through Google, here's the code:

from fpdf import FPDF
from PIL import Image
def makePdf(pdfFileName, listPages, dir = ''):
    if (dir):
        dir += "/"

    cover = + str(listPages[0]) + ".jpg")
    width, height = cover.size

    pdf = FPDF(unit = "pt", format = [width, height])

    for page in listPages:
        pdf.image(dir + str(page) + ".jpg", 0, 0)

    pdf.output(dir + pdfFileName + ".pdf", "F")

This question is tagged with python pdf

~ Asked on 2014-12-06 02:04:23

The Best Answer is


Install FPDF for Python:

pip install fpdf

Now you can use the same logic:

from fpdf import FPDF
pdf = FPDF()
# imagelist is the list with all image filenames
for image in imagelist:
pdf.output("yourfile.pdf", "F")

You can find more info at the tutorial page or the official documentation.

~ Answered on 2014-12-06 03:30:26


The best method to convert multiple images to PDF I have tried so far is to use PIL purely. It's quite simple yet powerful:

from PIL import Image

im1 ="/Users/apple/Desktop/bbd.jpg")
im2 ="/Users/apple/Desktop/bbd1.jpg")
im3 ="/Users/apple/Desktop/bbd2.jpg")
im_list = [im2,im3]

pdf1_filename = "/Users/apple/Desktop/bbd1.pdf", "PDF" ,resolution=100.0, save_all=True, append_images=im_list)

Just set save_all to True and append_images to the list of images which you want to add.

You might encounter the AttributeError: 'JpegImageFile' object has no attribute 'encoderinfo'. The solution is here Error while saving multiple JPEGs as a multi-page PDF

Note:Install the newest PIL to make sure save_all argument is available for PDF.

~ Answered on 2017-11-14 10:23:07

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