OT-ish: ImageMagick & PDF

From: Antonio Carlini <a.carlini_at_ntlworld.com>
Date: Wed Sep 29 17:47:57 2004

> Does anyone here use ImageMagick to produce their PDF files of old
> documentation? I've got some scanned documentation here in TIFF format
> which I need to munge into a PDF file using 'convert'.
> Question is, will that result in loss of quality, or will the data for
> each frame be stored in the resulting PDF file using exactly the same
> colour depth and size of each input image? (I don't care if it uses a
> different compression, providing it's non-lossy)

I thought that TIFF-within-PDF meant that PDF was essentially
a wrapper around the TIFFs, but I could be wrong.

A quick (or maybe, slow!) way to find out would be to encode
as desired, and then perform the reverse operation and see
if what you get back is identical to what went in.


Antonio Carlini arcarlini_at_iee.org
Received on Wed Sep 29 2004 - 17:47:57 BST

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