On Thu, 2016-06-16 at 16:21 +0200, ErickG wrote:
> Hi, 
> I read a few discussions but non seem to help. I don't like the
> export feature or that it increases my PDF sizes greatly

GIMP is not, and has never been, a PDF editor. It's nothing about the
export feature - exactly the same export code was used when it was
called Save.


> To test this I used a line drawing, I opened it on gimp, without
> making any chances

Opening it in GIMP will rasterize the PDF to a new bitmap. In your case
there's already a bitmap image in the input PDF, so GIMP will scale
that image along with the whole page image. This loses information.

Either open the image without going through PDF, or use a program like
Inkscape that can handle vector formats directly.

You can also extract the image from the PDF using inkscape (and there
are command-line programs to do it too). In inkscape, click on the
fish, then right-click and ungroup, then right-click and there's an
option to export the image to a file.


Liam R. E. Quin <l...@holoweb.net>
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