[pdftex] bitmap with clipping path

Steffen Neumann sneumann at TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
Sun Jun 1 17:13:37 CEST 2003

Stephan Lehmke <Stephan.Lehmke at cs.uni-dortmund.de> writes:
> What I need is this:
> In principle all I need is any kind of (scriptable) process
> which takes a masked or clipped bitmap and a colored patch
> of the right pantone color and overlays the two, yielding a
> correct pdf image.

There has been a discussion on ppower4 mailing lists:


Result seems to be the one attached.
Xfig might not be scriptable, but .fig 
is plain ascii and you might be able 
to generate it automagically and use fig2dev 
to get ps...pdf

Didn't try that myself, though.


On Tue, 9 Apr 2002, Marcus Eger wrote:

> Hi Carlos,
> there is a solution. I imported a gif with transparent background into xfig 
> (version 3.2.3d) and then converted it into eps (or directly into pdf).
> Let me know if it works.
> 	Marcus

Hi Marcus,

It works fine! I think that the solution it's a bit annoying when
there are a lot of transparent bitmaps, but it's better than
nothing! :) It would be perfect a script doing this work...
I'll try to do it un my spare time.

Thanks a lot!!!

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