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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri May 16 02:49:17 CEST 2003

>>>>> "Martin" == Martin Schroeder <ms at artcom-gmbh.de> writes:

    > On 2003-05-15 04:40:22 +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
    >> And you could convert all your jpg files to pdf because this
    >> speeds up the pdflatex run significantly.  Otherwise pdftex has
    >> to do the jpg -> pdf conversion.

    > I haven't timed jpeg vs. pdf, but I don't think jpeg is much
    > slower than pdf, since the jpeg inclusion shouldn't do much more
    > than wrapping the jpeg in pdf (i.e. not interpret the jpeg). But
    > I could be wrong.

pdf inclusion is faster.  I suppose that getting the information for
the pdf wrapper is not as easy as getting the BoundingBox from an 
eps file. 

At least, larger files needs more time.


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