How to convert an HTML web page to PNG image on Linux

One of the easiest way to screen capture a particular web page as a PNG image is by using CutyCapt, which is a convenient command line Linux tool for converting any HTML webpage to a variety of vector and bitmat image formats (e.g., SVG, PDF, PS, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF). Internally, CutyCapt uses WebKit rendering […]
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How to search multiple pdf documents for words on Linux

When it comes to text search within a pdf document, pretty much every pdf reader software supports it (be it Adobe Reader or any third-party pdf viewer). However, it becomes tricky when there are more than one pdf document to search. In Linux, there are command-line tools (e.g., pdftotext or pdfgrep) that can be used […]
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How to install Adobe Reader on Linux

There are several free PDF document viewers available on Linux, such as Okular, Evince, etc. When it comes to opening and viewing typical PDF documents, these tools are reasonably good: lightweight and fast. Adobe maintains a Linux version of Adobe Reader, distributed as acroread executable. Compare to open-source alternatives, however, acroread is a bloatware which […]
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How to convert html pages to pdf format on Linux

While html is an excellent medium for distributing and consuming information on the web, it is not an ideal format as far as printing and archiving purposes are concerned. For that, pdf is a better format, as pdf documents have well-defined page layout, and have all contained images embedded into pdf files. If you would […]
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How to convert pdf files to jpg format on Linux

While PDF (short for “Portable Document Format”) is a widely used document format supported by a variety of applications on multiple platforms, you may want to convert pdf files to jpg format for several reasons. For example, you may want to embed a pdf file into PowerPoint or OpenOffice Impress presentations, in which case jpg/jpeg […]
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How to convert jpg image file to pdf format on Linux

The jpg format is without any doubt the most popular format used to share images on the Internet. However, there are several advantages in using pdf images compared to jpg images. For one, while jpg is a raster format with lossy compression, pdf is a layout format that contains both vector and raster graphics. This […]
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How to convert tiff files to pdf format on Linux

TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is a popular image file format. Unlike other types of image files, a tiff file can contain multiple images (e.g., multi-page document scan) in it. Tiff editor software such as GIMP is able to support such multi-page tiff files. If you would like to convert a tiff file to pdf […]
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