[pstricks] jpg versus eps
martin.chicoine at umontreal.ca
Tue Oct 14 20:39:46 CEST 2008
Doris Wagner a écrit :
> hi list,
> this is perhaps a little bit off-topic, I hope you don't mind...
> sometimes I want to draw some additional things with pstricks on top
> of something other, not made by pstricks, e.g. a jpg.
> so as far as I know I have to convert this jpg to eps for using it
> inside a pstricks-picture together with includegraphics.
> so, first question: is this right? or is there a way to use jpg
> directly (together with latex->dvips->ps2pdf)?
> now here is one thing I stumbled upon: by converting some jpg to eps,
> the files become quite large, e.g. the jpg has 120 KB, whereas the eps
> has 1,8 MB. I convert on a mac with the convert command inside
> terminal (imagemagic).
> so, next question: is this normal, I mean that eps files are so much
> larger than jpg files and if so, what is the reason?
I think the best solution is to convert the jpg files to eps using
jpeg2ps (http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/jpeg2ps.htm). This
will give you eps files the same size and same quality as your jpg files.
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