scanner optimization and usage
D. R. Evans
doc.evans at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 01:04:38 BST 2008
Martin Laberge said the following at 08/12/2008 04:11 PM :
> gscan2pdf is a jewel to do this task,
gscan2pdf is good; however, I do have to point out to the OP that the
resulting files are about twice the size as the ones I used to get on my
Windows system. I'm not sure why that is, but it's pretty constantly true.
I did try to see if there was a program that could look at the PDF and
convert the graphical data into something more compressed (but still PDF),
but I couldn't find anything that did the job.
On the Windows side, the files were originally compressed TIF; when I
converted them to PDF, the resulting files were (as I mention above) about
half the size of the PDFs I'm getting from gscan2pdf. So that sort-of
indicates that the PDF output from gscan2pdf isn't as compressed as it
Disk space is cheap though (and you indicate it isn't a problem for you),
so it's really nothing more a minor irritation.
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