On Fri, 17 Apr 2009 15:47:28 +0100 Ltcddata <ltcdd...@nildram.co.uk> wrote:
> 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"