# jpg to pdf without data loss

Trying to make such things:

1st step:

convert img.jpg img.pdf


2nd step:

pdfimages -j img.pdf img1


Comparing source and extracted images in HEX shows difference. How to make such conversion without data loss?

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One way is to use pdflatex instead of convert.

You need in a extra file, which is here called image.tex:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\PreviewMacro[{*[][]{}}]{\includegraphics}
\begin{document}
\includegraphics{img.jpg}
\end{document}


Then run pdflatex image.tex to generate image.pdf.

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works perfect. thank you –  Darkternal Mar 15 '12 at 12:38
Are you sure that there's an entire JPEG - metadata and picture data, in JFIF/JPEG format within the PDF? If not, then even if the image data is extracted verbatim, pdfimages will have to reconstruct the container and that may not match.
The approach with convert does really return a different picture. Comparing the images with gimp shows slight differences. With pdflatex as described in my answer, you get exactly the same image back - including the original metadata. –  jofel Mar 14 '12 at 12:24