[pdftex] MediaBox?

Martin Schröder ms at artcom-gmbh.de
Wed Jul 4 17:05:40 CEST 2001

On 2001-06-15 10:13:56 +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> also, since pdftexc makes an xform, that can be reused, one should be able
> to use multiple instances using different dimensions. 
> generally, tex can quite well reposition, change dimensions and so on, so
> the best would be not to have a key to pdfximage, but to the reference 
> (1) with each graphic, kind of loaded by \pdfximage, pdftex stores all
> relevant boxes, thereby the missing boses can default to crop/media as you say
> (2) when fetching the image object with pdfrefximage, one can provide a key
> that designates the dimensions wanted. 

I'm thinking about an implementation: 
\pdfximage would also have a
        <pdf box spec> with 
        <pdf box spec> --> art|trim|bleed|crop|media
        <pdf box spec> defaults to <art>

It would be nice to easily have access to all the boxes in TeX.
Of course one can always put a image with the needed <pdf box
spec> in a box and measure that...

> (3) what about the width/height spec that comes with pdfximage? these
> should be stored and (only when given) applied on the box specified when
> recalled 

Best regards

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