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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Creating or converting PDF images

rosss@research.oneworld.com wrote:
> What are people using to create PDF format images?  I've got a bunch
> of screenshots as PNG files, and when I convert them to PDF with Image
> Magick they come out badly, not completely unusable, but definately
> worse than they started out.  If I just use the PNG files, they also
> show up in the resulting book PDF with this same reduced quality.

We've been working on this for quite a while ourselves, and solved it
for the time being by converting our graphics to PDF image files for PDF
output.  Unfortunately, the results using Image Magick didn't meet our
standards, so we now use Corel Draw 9 and Paint Shop Pro to get
high-resolution PDF images from bitmaps and vector images.  After some
fiddling around, we came up with a conversion process that generates PDF
images that scale well, and are relatively small.

If you're interested, I've attached a copy of our tech notes.



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