On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 07:26:39AM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: > 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.
hard to get good quality because the result is likely to be a raster image. Technically I'd do this with ImageMagick's composite - overlaps one image over another, but the output pdf will be a poor quality raster image and, yes, significantly bigger in size. -- Anton Shterenlikht Room 2.6, Queen's Building Mech Eng Dept Bristol University University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8233 Fax: +44 (0)117 929 4423 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"