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.

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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