I am preparing some applications and I needed to scan several documents and upload them online in PDF format. The problem is that there is an upload limit of 3MB per PDF document. Since I like to have my files well organized and maintain digital records for everything I always use the maximum resolution (600dpi) when scanning. This, of course, results in 5-6 MB images.
So, I had to resize multiple JPG documents and then combine them in 6-7 pdf files.
The tools I found extremely handy for this purpose were:
FastStone Photo Resizer: For resizing multiple files in a fraction of their original size. Worked like a charm! (http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm)
FM JPG To PDF Free: For combining the images to a single PDF. Pay close attention (as always?) when installing the application and uncheck the installation of unnecessary features like “Babylon search”, unless you really like them. (http://www.fm-pdf.com/FM-JPG-To-PDF-Converter-Free-Setup.exe)
From this point the procedure was easy an it was more drag n’ drop.
Let me know if you are aware of better alternatives!
P.S.: Maybe next time I should try using a loseless image format, like PNG, instead of JPG.