[pdftex] Problems with LARGE tiffs

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Mar 13 17:40:20 CET 2001

At 04:21 PM 3/13/01 +0100, 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.

Some final products demand cmyk and afaik png does not support that. An
alternativ eis to convert the tiffs to pdf using distiller or gs and then
include the pdf file. This is also much faster. Speed alone for me is a
reason not to use tif inclusion. 

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