[pdftex] jpeg <-> png (was: Best bitmap image format?)

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Sun Feb 26 21:35:17 CET 2006

On 2006-02-26 18:43:26 +0100, Hans Hagen wrote:
> 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 

But then you need cmyk jpeg, which is not compatible (although
pdfTeX handles it)?

<quote src="http://www.faqs.org/faqs/jpeg-faq/part1/">
Adobe Photoshop and some other prepress-oriented applications
will produce four-channel CMYK JPEG files when asked to save a
JPEG from CMYK image mode.  Hardly anything that's not
prepress-savvy will cope with CMYK JPEGs (or any other CMYK
format for that matter).

If you really want cmyk, you need tiff.


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