[pdftex] Re: Best bitmap image format?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Feb 26 18:43:26 CET 2006

Olivier Lefevre wrote:
>> black and white bitmap : png 
> > color bitmap           : jpg
> Why JPG for color? What's wrong with PNG's handling of color?
depends on your image; for professional printing one needs cmyk and often also high res images and then jpg makes much sense 

we frequently deal with docs where many 10-30 meg color images are to be included; such images are often in tiff format and are converted to pdf beforehand (still big, just a different way of lossless storage); in most cases converting them to medium jpeg (or jpeg compression in pdf)  make them much smaller and no one sees the difference when printed 


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