# [NTG-context] output file size with repeated image

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Tue Apr 14 19:07:21 CEST 2015

```Dear list,

I have the following sample:

\setupexternalfigure[location=default]
\starttext
\startmode[repeated-image]
\dorecurse{10}{
\dorecurse{10}{
\dorecurse{10}{
\externalfigure[cow]\input zapf\par}}}
\stopmode
\startmode[single-image]
\externalfigure[cow]
\dorecurse{10}{
\dorecurse{10}{
\dorecurse{10}{
\input zapf\par}}}
\stopmode
\startmode[no-image]
\dorecurse{10}{
\dorecurse{10}{
\dorecurse{10}{
\input zapf\par}}}
\stopmode
\stoptext

Output file sizes with different modes are the following:

--mode=repeated-image    745KB

--mode=single-image      303KB

--mode=no-image          302KB

Although the image is the same (and it is only embedded once) file size
with repeated image is almost two and a half times that the version with
a single image.

Is this right or am I missing something?