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Re: Regarding images in PDF format

From: Valeriy E. Ushakov
Subject: Re: Regarding images in PDF format
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 02:13:50 +0400

On Sat, May 06, 2000 at 10:32:44PM +0400, Venkatesh Prasad Ranganath wrote:

> I would like to embed images in Lout and have them appear in PDF
> output.  But PDF format output ignores EPS format images.  Has anybody
> any ideas how I can embed EPS images in PDF format?  Also, can I embed
> pictures of other formats like PNG or JPEG?

PDF backend has been orphaned for quite some time now, unfortunately.
Anyone willing to adopt it?

On Mon, May 08, 2000 at 10:17:15 +0200, Mike Dowling wrote:

> I'm very curious about the PDF format.  Does anybody know where a
> description can be found?

<http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/technotes.html> carries
everything you wanted to know about PS/PDF/Type technology but were
afraid to ask - including complete PDF-1.3 and PS3 specs.

Just few months after I had had my copy of PDF spec 1.2 printed and
bound they released 1.3.  That new spec gained couple of extra pounds,
so I'd really like to buy it as a book, but it's not published :-(

It seems that you can still grab a copy of 1.2 (that Lout targets) from

> I'm curious because PDF files are usually smaller than their
> postscript equivalents.

PDF have optional content compression as part of the format, so you
see the effect of "*.ps.gz", so to say.

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