[OS X TeX] Preparation of illustrations for press

Adam Fenn acwfenn at ntlworld.com
Tue Mar 25 08:17:08 EDT 2008

On 25 Mar 2008, at 11:49, Bruno Voisin wrote

> Does it get better if you save as pngs at the same resolution in 
> Photoshop? pdf is primarily intended for vector content, using it for 
> bitmap content may be the culprit here.

An original photoshop file of 39.7MB saves to a pdf file of 23.7MB and 
a png file of 21.9MB. So  png is better
but I'm not sure that overall it will make that much difference.

> I think it's rather the VRAM (the RAM on the graphic card) which is 
> involved. I would recommend 128 MB at least, 256 MB for normal use and 
> 512 MB if you use graphics extensively.

I've just looked and I appear to have only 64Mb so I'm surprised it 
works at all.

> Hope this helps

It certainly does, thanks.

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