[pdftex] Problems with LARGE tiffs

Ricardo Sanchez Carmenes carmenes at bioquimica.uniovi.es
Tue Mar 13 17:22:24 CET 2001

On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Han The Thanh wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 03:42:29PM +0100, Martin Schröder wrote:
> > pdfTeX (Web2C 7.3.1) 3.14159-0.14f-released-20000525 keeps all
> > different tiffs of a document in memory at the same time. This
> > causes problems with LARGE tiffs: I just tried to include a 63 MB
> > tiff (tiger.ps in high resolution) 10 times under different names
> > on a machine with 631 MB virtual memory. pdfTeX exited after the
> > sixth tiff. 
> > 
> > Can this (IMHO bug) be fixed?
> my decision to support tiff was rather a disaster. 
> Tip: don't use tiff; use png of jpeg or pdf instead.

Tip expansion: many packages allow to convert tiff (or other fig formats)
to png without loss of quality. Example: tifftopnm and pnmtopng progs
from the netpbm92 package.

Regards, Ricardo.

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