[pdftex] Multiple references to image fails.

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Sun Jun 15 08:06:32 CEST 2008

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 09:09:09PM -0400, John Culleton wrote:

> On Saturday 14 June 2008 10:54:56 am Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> > John Culleton wrote
> >
> > > Yes indeed.  However I am using functions such as bookmarks etc.
> > > that require pdftex.
> >
> > since when did bookmarks require pdftex? they've
> > worked since prehistoric times with all
> > three pdf-creating routes.
> I spoke carelessly. It is the \pdfximage statements that won't 
> cooperate when I use \pdfoutput = -1 or so.   In any case I need to 
> work with pdftex and \pdfoutput = 1.   Plain tex won't handle png's 
> and such AFAIK.

TeX doesn't handle images at all, it passes this job via \special
to the output driver. Thus it depends on the output driver to
handle PNGs. AFAIK dvipdfm(x) is able to do it. The size information
is available by package bmpsize, if TeX is based on pdfTeX.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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