Automatically convert screenshots to PDF using Workflows

By Vishnu Subramoniam | Automation

Automatically convert screenshots to PDF using Workflows

The Web as we all know is a collection of tons of data. We surf through them and come across a lot of information that is relevant to us. Often we require some data to be saved for future reference or for further processing. The quickest way to save such visual info or data is to take a screenshot. We all use screenshots to preserve data and sometimes we also convert them into documents for further processing or sharing. When there are hundreds of such screenshots or images to be processed, it becomes a tedious process o convert them.

PDF4me Workflows is the easiest way to convert screenshots and images into PDFs automatically. Make organizing and sharing your photos and screenshots easy by using the Convert to PDF action in Workflows. The action converts the most commonly used image formats like PNG or JPG to PDF. The automation requires no coding and can be easily configured in a few clicks.

How to automatically convert Screenshots to PDF?

To begin with, automating the conversion of images to PDF requires the source files to be saved in cloud storage like Google Drive or Dropbox. Workflows provide triggers for both these storages to automate your processes.

Let us now create a new workflow by launching the Workflows Dashboard. We will look at an example where you want to convert the screenshots stored in Google Drive.

Create new workflow interface

Add a trigger

Let us add the Google Drive trigger. Configure the folder where you expect the documents to arrive. Every time a document arrives in the folder, the automation is triggered.

Add a Google Drive trigger for starting Workflows

Add Convert to PDF action

Now add and enable the Convert to PDF action. The action can be used to convert the most common document formats including images.

Convert to PDF action

Add a Save to Google Drive action

Add a Save to Google Drive action to save the Output files. You can also link to other actions like PDF OCR prior to the save action to recognize text contents in the images.

Save to Google Drive for output files

The workflow will automatically convert every time a new screenshot or image is uploaded to configured Google Drive folder and save it to the folder you configured for the output.

For getting access to Workflows you would require a PDF4me Subscription. This is because you would need PDF4me API calls for running your workflow or automation. You can even get a Daypass and try out Workflows to see how it can help automate your document jobs.

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