I would like to convert from an image (like jpg or png) to PDF.

I've checked out ImageMagickNET, but it is far too complex for my needs.

What other .NET solutions or code are there for converting an image to a PDF?

JPG to PDF Convertor in C#


iTextSharp does it pretty cleanly and is open source. Also, it has a very good accompanying book by the author which I recommend if you end up doing more interesting things like managing forms. For normal usage, there are plenty resources on mailing lists and newsgroups for samples of how to do common things.

class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
        Document document = new Document();
        using (var stream = new FileStream("test.pdf", FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.None))
            PdfWriter.GetInstance(document, stream);
            using (var imageStream = new FileStream("test.jpg", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read, FileShare.ReadWrite))
                var image = Image.GetInstance(imageStream);

Nice, +1 for the tidying too. As a matter of interest (I havent used it in ages), is there a cleaner way to use Document w/ IDisposable and/or should there be a try/finally guarding the Close? Presumably not if imageStream is the actual resource holder/owner?

I'm getting "PdfWriter does not exist in current context"

How to add image width and height in pdf?

It works but it crops large images

The following seems to work as far as scaling down large images without distorting their dimensions: float maxWidth = document.PageSize.Width - document.LeftMargin - document.RightMargin; float maxHeight = document.PageSize.Height - document.TopMargin - document.BottomMargin; if (image.Height > maxHeight || image.Width > maxWidth) image.ScaleToFit(maxWidth, maxHeight);

iTextSharp is open source, but not free. You will have to either pay the license fee or make your own code open source because of the AGPL license they're using.

One we've had great luck with is PDFSharp (we use it for TIFF and Text to PDF conversion for hundreds of medical claims every day).

not sure if you're looking for just free / open source solutions or considering commercial ones as well. But if you're including commercial solutions, there's a toolkit called XsPDF SDK that offers an API for converting images (plus a number of other file types) to PDF.

Here is a sample that creates PDF from given images (not only JPGs, actually):

public static void imagesToPdf(string[] images, string pdfName)
    using (PdfDocument pdf = new PdfDocument())
        for (int i = 0; i < images.Length; i++)
            if (i > 0)

            PdfPage page = pdf.Pages[i];
            string imagePath = images[i];
            PdfImage pdfImage = pdf.AddImage(imagePath);

            page.Width = pdfImage.Width;
            page.Height = pdfImage.Height;
            page.Canvas.DrawImage(pdfImage, 0, 0);