[pdftex] Multiple references to image fails.

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 11:22:02 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 9:51 AM, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> Now my real objective was to not only reuse \firstimage but use it at
> different sizes.  AFAIK that cannot be done without reloading the
> image.  I am trying to cut down on the number of image instances in
> the pdf file so as to restrict its size. The e-book site restricts
> total e-book size to 2mb so every byte counts.  For this reason I am
> using TeX instead of Scribus, and plain pdftex instead of Context or
> pdfLaTeX.

It isn't obvious to me that plain (pdf)(e)tex should produce smaller files.
I'm more used to worrying about the total number of pages that will
get printed than the size of files.  Are there realistic examples where
(pdf)LaTeX or ConTeXt produce inflated pdf files?  Does using miniltx
and graphix, etc. increase the size of .pdf files created with plain?

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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