Many things

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Fri Jan 28 17:45:54 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 15:04 -0800, Eric Smith wrote:
> Michael wrote:
> > The problem is that PS recreated from PDF can never be as good as the
> > original PS from which the PDF was made.
> Huh? If you have a PDF containing nothing but G4 fax compressed bilevel
> images, and convert it to PS, you get the same G4 images with a different
> wrapper. How is that any worse?

of course it's still a bilevel image rather than greyscale, so you mess
up a lot of diagrams and images within the documentation, and go a long
way toward ruining the chances of someone running a useful OCR scan over
the data at some future point :-(

I can't remember exactly what documentation's being discussed; bilevel's
great for documents that are still pretty common but if it's something
rare then it doesn't do much on the preservation front :-(
Received on Fri Jan 28 2005 - 17:45:54 GMT

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