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Re: [vox-tech] another PS2PDF question
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Re: [vox-tech] another PS2PDF question

On Monday 28 February 2005 10:55 am, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> On Mon 28 Feb 05, 11:02 AM, Dylan Beaudette <dylan@iici.no-ip.org> said:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a poster (36" x 48") that is saved in PS format.
> >
> > using epstopdf, i can create a PDF file that has the correct page
> > dimensions, but the JPEG compression makes the images in the PDF look
> > bad.
> >
> > even with the --nocompression flag, PDFs from epstopdf still contain some
> > compression artifacts...
> >
> > I have tried using ps2pdf14 like this:
> >
> > ps2pdf14 -dAutoFilterxxxImages=false -dAutoRotatePages=/None
> > -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress poster.ps
> >
> > ... in the past this has produced nice PDFs without compression
> > artifacts, but for some reason, when i try to use this with a poster
> > sized PS file, the resulting PDF is clipped to about 8.5" x 11" ....
> >
> > any ideas on how to either:
> > 1. create a PDF from epstopdf without *any* JPEG compression
> > or
> > 2. get a full-sized PDF from ps2pdf14
> >
> > ?
> >
> > thanks in advance for any ideas... this is a problem that has been
> > driving me nuts for a while now...
> Have you tried using gimp to convert between ps and pdf?
> Pete


I don't think that it will work, as the original PS file has a lot of vector 
components, and opening the file in GIMP would rasterize the entire thing....

Dylan Beaudette
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
University of California at Davis
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