Convert Image to PDF to Google Script

The Google Script will fetch an image file, convert it to PDF and sends it as an image attachment using the Gmail service. The image file can be on your Google Drive or it can be on web (specify the image URL as the filename).

Also see: How to Convert Files

function convertImageToPDF(filename) {
  var image;

  // Is it a local file or web URL?
  if (filename.match(/^https?:\/\//i)) {
    image = UrlFetchApp.fetch(filename);
  } else {
    image = DriveApp.getFilesByName(filename).next();

  // grab its bytes and base64-encode them.
  var base64 = Utilities.base64Encode(image.getBlob().getBytes());
  var html = '<img src="data:image/png;base64,' + base64 + '" />';

  // create a blob, convert to PDF
  var blob = Utilities.newBlob(html, MimeType.HTML).setName(filename + '.pdf');

  MailApp.sendEmail('', 'Image to PDF', '', {
    attachments: blob.getAs(MimeType.PDF),
Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal

Google Developer Expert, Google Cloud Champion

Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.

Amit has developed several popular Google add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail and Document Studio. Read more on Lifehacker and YourStory


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