[pdftex] Re: Speeding up PDFLaTeX by skipping file inclusion

Alan Shutko ats at acm.org
Fri May 16 20:19:39 CEST 2003

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:

> I converted 20 jpegs coming from digital cameras to pdf using
> ImageMagick.  The pdf files are much smaller, BTW.

That's because ImageMagick will expand the jpeg to a bitmap, then
recompress the bitmap into the pdf (using jpeg compression again,
losing information).

So, the images you're putting into your PDF aren't as high quality as
your original.  That may not be a problem (since it'll still look
quite close) but it explains the speed difference.

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