[OS X TeX] Compressing pdf graphics
maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue May 22 16:40:40 EDT 2007
On May 22, 2007, at 19:14, Chabot Denis wrote:
> Recently I posted a question to the R mailing list because pdf
> plots I make with it can be larger than png files when a lot of
> objects are plotted (but offer much better quality, of course, in
> particular for zooming in on details).
> What prompted my question was the fact that Acrobat can shrink
> these graphics (or my LaTeX documents that contain lots of them)
> quite a bit, and I was hoping there was a compression option I did
> not know about.
> I'm including a reply I received because it suggests this
> compression can be done within LaTeX.
> Do you know how to do this?
As far as I know, pdftex does not touch the objects it inserts from
included files. This means that this compression cannot be used.
pdftk  will compress pdf files for you, either the individual
graphics, or the final (pdflatex) output.
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