Convert DjVu to PDF

DjVu is a file format that is used to store scanned documents, books, and periodicals. The format allows for the distribution of images of high-res scanned documents, digital documents, and photographs. DjVu files are generally smaller than PDFs.

However, special plug-ins or viewers are required to view the files saved in the DjVu format, which limits the format’s accessibility. One way to solve this problem is to convert DjVu files to PDF format so that the resulting files can be opened on any computer or mobile device.

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Published: 2013-09-01
Last updated: 2021-12-02
Required software: Universal Document Converter 6.8, WinDjView (or another DjVu reader)
Reading time: 2 min 30 sec

How to Convert DjVu to PDF

To convert DjVu file to PDF you need two programs: WinDjView and Universal Document Converter.

  1. Open a DjVu document and click Print;
  2. Select Universal Document Converter from the list of printers and click Print to start saving DjVu as PDF:

Convert DjVu to PDF

Place Watermark on Output PDF

  1. Open a DjVu file and click Print;
  2. Select Universal Document Converter in the list of printers and click Properties;
  3. Go to the Watermark section and select Text label or Picture depending on your needs;
  4. Click OK to convert your DjVu file to PDF.

Universal Document Converter settings for text watermark

PDF Password Protection

  1. Open a DjVu file and click Print;
  2. Select Universal Document Converter in the list of printers and click Properties;
  3. Go to File Format, select Password protected next to PDF Standard, and enter a password;
  4. Click OK to convert your DjVu to a password-protected PDF file.

PDF password protection feature in Universal Document Converter settings

How to Convert DjVu to JPG

Similar to DjVu to PDF conversion, you can simply convert a DjVu to a JPG. Again, JPEG will make the DjVu pages appropriate for any device. You should have two programs installed to perform the conversion – WinDjView (or another DjVu reader) and Universal Document Converter.

  1. Open DjVu document and click Print;
  2. Select Universal Document Converter in the list of printers and click Properties;
  3. Go to File Format, select JPEG Image and click OK;
  4. Click Print to save DjVu as JPEG.

Add Watermark to Output JPEG Files

  1. Open a DjVu file and click Print;
  2. Select Universal Document Converter in the list of printers and click Properties;
  3. Go to File Format and select JPEG Image;
  4. Go to the Watermark section and select Text label or Picture depending on your needs;
  5. Click OK to convert your DjVu file to JPEG.

DjVu vs. PDF

DjVu is mainly used as an image compression technology that is an alternative to PDF. PDF primarily encodes graphics and text as vector data, whereas DjVu primarily encodes them as pixmap images. DjVu documents are usually viewed by people accustomed to reading eBooks. However, hardly anybody has DjVu readers on their computers now, especially with the advent of mobile, so most users nowadays usually stick to the PDF format.

Since DjVu is not a very popular format, you can use Using Universal Document Converter to convert DjVu files to a variety of other formats:

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Convert DjVu to PDF

  • Marc Crames

    Marc Crames

    Student, Germany

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