[pdftex] replacing images in a pdf?
karl at freefriends.org
Sun Nov 4 15:40:57 CET 2007
(I realize this isn't exactly on-topic, sorry.) Does anyone know of a
reasonable way to replace the images in an existing pdf using free tools?
(I don't insist on free software for this, though. :)
I have a pdf with unnecessarily high-res images; I can extract them with
pdfimages, and downsample them with pnmtojpeg (among others), but I
don't know any way to reintegrate them back into the pdf. The new
versions will have the same width x height, so it's (presumably) just a
matter of getting them into the pdf in place of the old ones.
Searching the web turns up solutions involving full versions of Acrobat and
Photoshop, which I don't have (or want).
Ultimately the pdf will be included in a document typeset with (pdf)tex,
but I doubt that matters.
Just thought I'd ask. If nothing comes to mind, life goes on :).
(This is one list I'm not on, so please include me with any replies.)
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