[pdftex] Re: pdftex] pdftex = acrobat ?
ivan at textzi.net
Thu Oct 27 00:12:38 CEST 2005
I'm new to this list and new at creating PDF's with Latex, so apologies
if this has been discussed here before...
I've been making PDF's out of scanned images, much in the same way as
the email that started this thread. So far I've been doing it with
acrobat, but want to look into Latex for this.
> % collection.tex
I did a few tests following this procedure, but the PDF's came out
significantly larger than the ones made with acrobat. And I feel that
it should be easy, but I haven't found a way to make them smaller...
Also, is there anything (manuals, faqs...) that you'd recommend me
looking into, as a beginner at creating PDF's with Latex?
In advance, thanks,
On Oct 24, 2005, at 3:02 AM, Francesc Serra Graells wrote:
> 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:
> 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
> > 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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