[NTG-pdftex] PNG image embedding

The Thanh Han The Thanh Han <hanthethanh@myrealbox.com>
Thu, 17 Jun 2004 21:15:52 +0700


On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 12:16:27AM +0200, Hartmut Henkel wrote:
> There is a small q+d patch on my homepage at
> 
> http://www.circuitwizard.de/pdftex/patch5/index.html
> 
> which tries to embed PNG files natively, without the usual slow
> decompressing + compressing steps done by pdftex---only if the PNG image
> type allows that.  This usually results in a smaller overall PDF file
> size, as the original line-by-line predictor type informations from the
> PNG image are carried over into the PDF file. And the PNG embedding is
> speedier.

sounds great. many thanks Hartmut.

> 
> Best Regards, Hartmut
> 
> P.S. The newest libtiff comes with a tiff2pdf program. Quite handy.

ha, good that we dropped tiff support. If there is a reasonable png2pdf
program, should we drop PNG support as well?

Regards,
Thanh