PDFs note - Making Copies of Photographs on a Windows computer

You may have some photographs in JPG format on your computer and there may be some photographs which you only have in paper/card form. This may include photographs taken with an non-digital camera.

Making PDF copies of photographs in paper/card form 

1. If not already installed, install Foxit Reader software, available from www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/ 

2. Start Foxit Reader and select File - Create - From Scanner.

3. Select the scanner to use from the drop down list.

4. Click Configure Presets

and select a suitable Resolution generally 600 dpi. Click Save 

5. Place the photograph on your scanner, and click  the Scan button in Foxit Reader

6. When the photograph has been scanned in, the following panel will appear

7. Look at the reverse side of the photograph. If it contains useful information, such as a stamp made by the company which developed the photograph giving the date, turn over the photograph and click Yes to scan in the reverse side. Otherwise click No 

8. Click File - Save and navigate to the appropriate folder on your computer where you are saving the files, and enter the appropriate file name e.g. 2014-07-30 Photo Garden 01.pdf  

9. Click Save and then click File - Close.

When you have a number of photographs of  the same subject, such as a garden, you will want to give each photo a serial number for easy reference, like this:

2014-07-30 Photo Garden 01

2014-07-30 Photo Garden 02

2014-07-30 Photo Garden 03

2014-07-30 Photo Garden 04

10. Then you should add the file names as footers using the procedure here.

Making PDF copies of Digital Photographs

Usually a number of digital photographs of the same subject are taken on one occasion. For example, you may have taken 10 photographs of a garden and 12 photographs of the interior of a house. You can use the procedure below to quickly create copies of all photographs of a single subject (e.g. using the word Garden in the file name followed by a number). And then redo the procedure for the photographs of the next subject (e.g. the house).   

1. Start ReNamer (available from http://www.den4b.com/

2. Click on Settings and enter Meta Tags settings as shown below, and click Save.

3. Copy the JPG files to a new folder and then click and drag the JPG files from the new folder into the lower half of the panel

4. Click Add, select Replace and enter the information as shown below. The example below is for a digital photographs of a garden - replace the word "Garden" as appropriate. Then click the Save Rule bar.

5. Click Add, select Serialize and enter the information as shown below. Then click the Save Rule bar.

6. The main panel should then look something like the picture below, with the new names for the emails shown in red. Click the green Rename button to carry out the rename. 


The information on this page about specific computer techniques is provided for information purposes only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date at the time it was written but no responsibility for its accuracy, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by me. You should satisfy yourself, before using any of the techniques or software described, that the techniques are appropriate for your purposes and that the software is reliable. The above instructions are based on ReNamer v6 and Foxit Reader v7. Other versions of the software can be used but there may be slight differences in, for example, under which menu various options are located. 

This page was lasted updated in September 2015Disclaimer