[Tugindia] Creating JPG/JPEG

Kapil Hari Paranjape tugindia@tug.org
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 09:38:24 +0530

On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 10:54:38PM +0530, Dr. Dinesh Karia wrote:
> Is ImageMagick a freeware? If yes, could you please provide the URL to
> download it? If not, is anybody in the group aware of a path (though long)
> using freeware(s) to convert the PDF/PS/EPS/DVI to JPEG/JPG/GIF/BMP/WMF ?

Yes. ImageMagick *is* "mukt" software.
(as might be guessed) is the URL.

On the other hand as David points out you may be better off using
"preview" since the typical invocation of "dvips" produces output
that is more appropriate for print (300/600 dpi) whereas for the
screen you need the output to be at a smaller resolution (72/100 dpi)
*and* anti-aliased. 

Typically the output of imagemagick conversions done in the "obvious"
way produce large files which do not look very good either!

Hope this helps,


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