[NTG-pdftex] Re: Slow PNG inclusion with pdfLaTeX

Taco Hoekwater taco at aanhet.net
Sun Feb 27 12:09:06 CET 2005


I saw this on c.t.t. Shall I attempt a merge of yours and my patches?


Hartmut Henkel wrote:
> <remolinero at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>I need to put a lot of PNG pictures in a tex document. But including
>>PNGs makes pdfLaTeX to hang a few seconds after including each PNG.
>>This doen't happens with other file types as JPG, PDF, etc.
>>Is there a way to ommit this delay? Without converting all PNGs to
>>other format?
> If you compile from source, maybe check
> http://www.circuitwizard.de/pdftex/patch5
> which should read much faster, if the PNG files are of the right type. The
> problem with this rough patch is that it's now getting obsolete as it
> doesn't (yet) support new transparency features to come.
> Regards, Hartmut

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