[pdftex] jpeg vs pdf (was: Speeding up PDFLaTeX by skipping fileinclusion)

Siep siep at elvenkind.com
Thu May 15 13:19:51 CEST 2003

On Thu, 15 May 2003 11:50:47 +0200
"Jiri Osoba" <osoba at jablotron.cz> wrote:

> JPG is copied into PDF AS-IS, so nothing can be faster.
> There is no reason to convert JPG->PDF before including.
> Osi.

One warning about jpeg: it is designed for scanned photographs, not
for images such as screenshots. With sharp-edged flat color images
you always get visible artifacts, whereas there lossless compression
methods already give very good results. Converting to 'encapsulated'
pdf with convert:

convert test.xxx EPDF:test.pdf

Siep Kroonenberg
siep at elvenkind.com

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