On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 08:50:44PM -0600, Modulok wrote: > I'm looking for recommendations for a BSD-friendly, PDF authoring tool > (Not a viewer, see below.) > > I have an image of a signature that I need to put into a PDF document. > I converted the original, un-signed PDF document to a raster PNG, then > used GIMP to place a photograph of the signature where I need it. I > then converted the PNG back to a PDF using ImageMagick's 'convert' > utility. The problem, is the PDF is now HUGE. Both in dimensions as > well as file size. It went from 28kb to 292Kb. There must be a better > way to do this.
Convert the PNG to a JPEG file with the gimp, then use jpeg2ps from the graphics/jpeg2ps-a4 or graphics/jpeg2ps-letter port to convert it to PostScript. Finally, use epstopdf from print/teTeX-base or ps2pdf from print/ghostscript8 to convert to PDF. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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