ErickG <forums <at> gimpusers.com> writes:
> 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, but I can work around
> it. My problem is whenever I export to PDF gimp is lowering the quality
> of my PDFs. I can deal with the export feature and the PDF size increase
> but not the loss in quality.
> Has anybody notice this? Any suggestions on what I can do?
The original is an embedded raster image, no vectors involved.
Can I just point out that Gimp default value for opening a PDF is 100 ppi.
Which might/might not be the same as the original. Up to the user to adjust.
These values using linux pdfimages
width height color enc ppi
Adobe: 2545 1491 rgb jpeg 300x301
Gimp: 848 497 gray image(png) 101x100
Hardly surprising the difference in quality.
Suggestion: Sometimes difficult to determine the original size of a raster
image in a PDF.
LibreOffice Draw usually plucks an image out in original size/format.
If the PDF contains a vector image, then use Inkscape.
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