I try to convert a webpage into pdf.

wkhtmltopdf http://orion.lcg.ufrj.br/Dr.Dobbs/books/book9/mf1201.htm my.pdf

The problem is that the created pdf has very small images, where the image files are quoted in the html file as, for example,

<P ALIGN="Center">
<a href="images/fig1_5.gif">
<img src="images/fig1_5t.gif">

<P ALIGN="Center">
<B>Fig. 1.5.</B> A coloring of the graph of Fig. 1.2.

Can I instruct wkhtmltopdf to use the high resolution images/fig1_5.gif rather than the low resolution images/fig1_5t.gif in the pdf file? Thanks.


I advise you to use cutycapt instead.

CutyCapt is a small cross-platform command-line utility to capture WebKit's rendering of a web page into a variety of vector and bitmap formats, including SVG, PDF, PS, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP

sudo apt-get install cutycapt

To save a html as PDF

cutycapt --url=http://whatever/ --out=output.pdf
  • why use it instead of wkhtmltopdf? – Tim May 8 '15 at 6:29
  • better and faster in rendering, I've used it 3 years ago and never faced any problem – Maythux May 8 '15 at 6:30
  • Give it a try, it deserves – Maythux May 8 '15 at 6:30
  • can it create pdf outlines/bookmarks from html headings? – Tim May 8 '15 at 6:35
  • I don't know yet, I don't need this for me but I'm gonna search if it is – Maythux May 8 '15 at 6:39

Try using *.svg files - they are vector images and print great! Use the style:size to size it appropriately.

<div class="logo"><img src="./Print/images/fig1_5.svg" style="height:75px" /></div>

I am using these are they come out great!

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