[texhax] Query about loading images into LaTeX

Matthew Leingang leingang at math.harvard.edu
Tue Dec 25 21:00:55 CET 2007

On Dec 24, 2007, at 2:12 PM, Pierre MacKay wrote:

> I recently passed 164 wretched black-and-white scans, which were
> supplied to me at just over 200 DPI resolution through the GIMP.  I'm
> glad the job is over, but I was able to run the resolution from 200  
> all the way up to 1200 (a preferred resolution for black-and-white  
> line
> art, even though it is overkill for most halftones).  The EPS end
> product can be scaled with Tom Rokicki's epsf.

Have you used potrace?  I use it to convert bitmaps and scans to  
vector graphics.  It exports EPS, PDF, SVG, xfig, and a few others.   
It's very quick, too.

I guess it does no interpolation, however.  But it works for what I  


Matthew Leingang
Preceptor in Mathematics
Harvard University


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