William F Hammond
hmwlfsr at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 20 19:43:41 CET 2018
Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> writes:
> On 19/11/2018 23:21, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> It makes a lot of sense to convert bitmap graphics to PDF. TeX Live
>> provides a program (Windows only) called sam2p, written by Péter
>> Szabó, which converts bitmaps to EPS or PDF.
>> This program is very fast, creates very small files, supports many
>> bitmap formats, and is easy to use:
>> sam2p foo.tif foo.pdf
>> For details see: https://pts.50.hu/sam2p/
> This is excellent, thank you. I was aware of it, but I assumed it was
> Windows-only, so I had no occasion to use it. I have now installed the
> Linux version.
That website is not responding as I write this.
Sam2p doesn't seem to be in TeXLive 2017. So to check it out,
either I'll need to install TL 2018 or look for source.
I have obtained zipfiles for source code at ctan
(Sept. 2017), https://ctan.org/pkg/sam2p and github
(Oct. 2018 "master"), https://github.com/pts/sam2p
(I haven't tried either of these yet, but I shall.)
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