Sumatra PDF Reader For Windows

Sumatra PDF Reader

Forget Adobe Reader for viewing pdf files. Get Sumatra PDF. Sumatra PDF is a PDF, ePub, MOBI, CHM, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, CBR reader for Windows. It is open source, fast loading, and a breeze to use. It makes viewing your pdf files in Windows a piece of cake. Get it here.

You can find videos on YouTube demonstrating how useful this program is simply by searching for “Sumatra PDF”.

Image To PDF Or XPS Super Simple And FREE Photo To PDF Converter Software

Image To PDF Or XPS

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If you deal with thousands of photos like I do, it can sometimes become a hassle when trying to view them, whether it’s on your phone, tablet (my preferred method), or computer. For productive purposes, as well as portability for viewing and carrying your large digital photo collections, there’s no better way than to store and view them in pdf files. Creating pdf files from large amounts of photos can however be a time consuming nightmare.

Today I finally got tired of manually creating documents for my photos, and photo collections from various online sources that I collect photos from, and so I went google searching for a simple and FREE photo to pdf converter. It is called Image To PDF Or XPS. It’s a software written by Jesse Yeager and it’s a super simple .exe program (no installation).

I am using this on a Windows 10 Dell laptop, however I assume it will work on older versions of Windows as well.

You just click on the .exe file wherever you are storing it on your computer (I recommend pinning it to your taskbar or desktop), choose your settings (either by photo size which is the best option for clean looking pdf’s if your images all have the same width, or by page size in which the program will size your images to fit your chosen page size). Then click the save output button, and in almost no time at all, you get a fast result with a great looking pdf.

Keep in mind that the more photos you add to each pdf, the larger the file size will be. There doesn’t seem to be a compression option for photos in this software, so if you need to save file space, you will want to compress your photos before converting to pdf.

Don’t waste your time searching google if you need to convert photos to a pdf file. You’re just gonna end up getting frustrated with all the “try before you buy” converters out there like I did, so just take my advice and use this software.

I was really impressed with how easy this is to use. So impressed in fact that after playing around with it’s settings a couple of times and getting some great pdf results, I sent the program creator a donation because I know in the coming months, or hopefully years, I will surely appreciate this sweet little program and I recommend it to anyone needing a simple solution for turning photos into pdf files.

If you aren’t already using pdf as a solution for managing your photo collections, then I recommend giving it a try. It’s a great way to create digital photo albums not only for personal use, but also for sharing to friends and family, or even selling your own digital ebooks.

Print Folder Files In Windows 10

Print Folder Files Windows 10

I needed a way to retrieve a list of files in my folders (for cataloging my mp3’s) in Windows 10, so I dug around on google and it took awhile to piece together some steps, because all the info I found seemed to be geared for older versions of Windows, and not Windows 10. So since I put these steps together for myself that worked for me, I thought I would share them incase anyone else may have a similar need to make lists of your files. As I mentioned I am using this trick to make lists of my music files, but some other good uses for this may be to list your school documents or financial spreadsheets you’ve created, or maybe to make a list of all your pdf’s.

Remember this trick is for Windows 10. It may work on older versions of Windows, but if not, just google instructions if you’re still running any Windows version before 10, and please note I am not a computer wizard. These are just steps that I pieced together from various sources online that worked for what I needed.

1. Open Windows Explorer to the folder you wish to retrieve a list of files for.
2. Press Alt + d (the address bar in Windows Explorer will highlight).
3. Type “cmd” (without quotations) and press Enter (this will open a new Command Prompt Window).
4. Copy and paste the following “dir /b > dirlist.txt” (without quotations) and press Enter (tip – copy that before doing step 3).
5. You will now find a “dirlist.txt” text file in your folder which contains a list of all files in your folder.

By the way, this is actually an old Command Prompt trick. I was shocked I had to search so much to put the steps together for Windows 10. There may be some software out there that can automate this process, however I am unable to provide any info at this time for an automated process system for something Microsoft should incorporate into Windows to start with.

I hope you find these steps helpful for making lists of your files. Please feel free to post these steps on your blog or website, but I would appreciate a link back to this post as your source for the information since it took some trial and error for me to make this work in Windows 10. Thank you!