We all have a huge collection of patterns that are not in PDF format. Some are html, some are paper patterns or in books. The very good news is that it is pretty easy to create a PDF from these other formats, right from your iDevice.
PAPER to PDF
There are lots of apps that will let you take your paper and turn it into a PDF by using your device’s camera roll. Here are just a few of the options.
- PDF Scanner (this one also corrects distortion from the binding)
- PDF Provider
- PrintFriendly (this is a website that converts web/html patterns to PDF)
Web Pages (HTML) to PDF
- Many of the above apps will not only convert your scans and camera roll images to PDF, but also any web pages.
- Many web browsers for both Windows and Mac offer an option to print as PDF. This option will be available from the print menu. If your browser of choice doesn’t offer this option, there are many free plugins. Here is a small sample:
- There are many websites that offer free conversion of any URL to a PDF:
- You don’t need a super hi-res scan when doing a flat bed scan. Keep a lower dpi (dots per inch).
- Before making a PDF, be sure to “square” the scan or image. Many of the apps listed above provide features to help you square the image and some also provide features to correct distortion caused by the book binding.
Disclaimer: kC is not affiliated with any of these apps or websites. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the options, but it should get you started. For more feedback from a wide range of users visit our Ravelry Group.