[pstricks] problem with aeb_pro (pdf animation)

Alexander Grahn A.Grahn at hzdr.de
Wed Mar 21 09:08:24 CET 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:22:34AM +0100, Juergen Gilg wrote:
>animate.sty doesn't use OCGs -- it uses form fields which allow 
>wonderful frame rates (fast animations).
>Comparing the resulting file size of the produced animat2.pdf with the 
>two different methods i get:
>with animate.sty = 715 kB (no Acrobat needed)
>with aeb_pro.sty = 478 kB (Acrobat needed)

Ok, in terms of file size Acrobat clearly wins. But this is not related
to the underlying package (animate or aeb_pro), but to the PS to PDF
conversion tool used (ps2pdf or Distiller). Ghostscript's ps2pdf doesn't
produce compressed object streams (/Type/ObjStm) as Distiller does.

animate doesn't exclude the use of Distiller for the final step. If you use
the latter, you will probably get a PDF with a size of about 0.5 MB as


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