[pdftex] Re: pdftex] pdftex = acrobat ?

Francesc Serra Graells paco.serra at cnm.es
Mon Oct 24 10:02:27 CEST 2005

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>>>>>>"Nelson" == Nelson H F Beebe <beebe at math.utah.edu> writes:
>   > An easier solution to the problem of converting a collection of
>   > JPEG images to PDF files is the ImageMagick convert utility
>   > (standardly installed on GNU/Linux systems, available at
> Unfortunately ImageMagick is incredibly slow and produces huge files.
> Please compare this with sam2p:
>   http://www.inf.bme.hu/~pts/sam2p/

On Sat, 22 Oct 2005, Thierry Bouche wrote:

 > Le samedi 22 octobre 2005 à 02:33:27, Reinhard écrivit :
 > RK> Unfortunately ImageMagick is incredibly slow and produces huge files.
 > yes. Moreover, AFAIK, imagemagick tends to interpret the input and
 > build a new image stream in the PDF (possibly Flate compressed rather
 > than JPEG). This is the main issue for me: I just want to keep the
 > exact JPEG streams I have in separate JPEGs and make one PDF that is
 > no more than the collection of these.

Have you played with the compression switch of ImageMagick?

convert -compress none|jpeg|lzw|rle|zip input output



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