Convert PDF to PDFA

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Convert PDF to PDFA

Post by mholi »

I am new to ImageMagick so my question is pretty basic. I want to convert arbitrary pdf files to pdfa format. Is ImageMagick suitable to the task?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Convert PDF to PDFA

Post by fmw42 »

Not really. ImageMagick will rasterize the input PDF and write the raster image to a vector PDF shell. So your resulting PDF will not maintain its vector data. ImageMagick uses Ghostscript to read PDFs.