I have some .pdf files that I would like to convert to my preferred reading format of .cbr or .cbz or, if this isn't directly possible, I need to extract all pages from the .pdf as images and then compress them into my format of choice. I have only been able to save pages one at a time with Document Viewer. Obviously, I'd like to do it a little quicker. I have tried pdfsam, pdf shuffler, and pdfmod all with no luck. I am using Ubuntu 11.10.
OK well, I did some more research and although tohuwawohu's method does work, I found it easier to use a program called pdftoppm to achieve what I wanted done. Since I am pretty much a layperson when it comes to using command line apps, I will do my best to explain how I got this to work for me.
Hopefully what I have posted above makes enough sense that someone else can learn from it. If I need to change it in any way please let me know.
I'm not very familiar with *.cbr / *.cbz, but it seems you'll have to combine two steps:
Regarding step 1, you could use ImageMagick's
(credits regarding the
As a result, you get
You could even combine both steps by "concatenating" them:
(make sure that there aren't any other JPEGs in your current working directory, since using the code above, zip will move all JPEGs into the cbz file)
It seems that the easiest way is using Acrobat Pro.
If you prefer a CBR file, rar the folder instead of zipping it, then change the extension from .rar to .cbr.