On Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:22:08 +0100 Anton Shterenlikht <me...@bristol.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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. > Don't know if I am missing the point here but why not use open office to create your pdf file with its export as PDF feature? _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"