I noticed some users looking for this, so here’s how to convert CBZ and CBR ebook files into PDF. This can be easily done using free software.
You will need 2 tools; a decompression program that can extract ZIP and RAR, and JPGtoPDF, a program that can convert multiple image files into a single PDF.
[Post last updated: July 19th 2012]. This post originally appeared in Nov 2006. Note that some of the comments under this post may be referring to a different way of converting to PDF, as we originally recommended using a virtual PDF printer to do it.
However, we believe that the process described this time around (below) is a lot faster and easier.
|Step 1: Rename the files so that the .CBZ and .CBR extensions are changed to .ZIP and .RAR; respectively. If you don’t see extensions on your filenames then either (a) see instructions on how to display file extensions in Windows on this page; or (b) skip this step altogether and use HaoZip in step 2 below.|
|Step 2: Decompress the newly renamed archive into a folder. You may already have a default decompression program installed on your machine that can do this. If not; Extractnow; a small program that performs extractions only; can do it. Alternately; try my favorite freeware decompression program HaoZip; or any of the free decompression programs that we’ve previously reviewed on this site. Note that HaoZip will decompress CBZ or CBR files without having to rename them first.|
|Step 3: Next; download “JPG to PDF”; which despite its name can convert many image formats to PDF. Extract the downloaded archive in an appropriate place (anywhere on your hard drive) and run the” JPEGtoPDF.exe” executable.|
|Step 4: click into the folder from step#2 and any subfolders within it until you get to the image files. Select all the images (simply click CTRL+A on Windows); and then drag all of the images into the JPEG to PDF program dialog. If there are non-image files in the mix JPEGtoPDF will simply say that it cannot import these; just click ‘ok’ to move to the final step.|
|Step 5: In the JPEG to PDF dialog; you can enter a different output path and different output filename (the default filename is ‘PDF-Output.PDF’). You can also tweak page size and margin settings; or simply leave everything as is and click ‘Save PDF’ the bottom right corner.|
That’s it. You’re done!