[texhax] help

Nicholas G Lawrence nicholas.g.lawrence at tmr.qld.gov.au
Wed Nov 21 01:23:27 CET 2018

Does Tex consume DjVu?

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From: texhax <texhax-bounces+nicholas.g.lawrence=mainroads.qld.gov.au at tug.org> On Behalf Of William F Hammond
Sent: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 4:44 AM
To: Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie>
Cc: TeXhax <texhax at tug.org>
Subject: Re: [texhax] help

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.)

                              -- Bill

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