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Re: NEW bloat in PDF file sizes....

Reflecting other responses made to this, assuming no other variables
and Acrobat Distiller 4.0x, the strongest possibility is that the
screen shots were in fact in a 256 color mode of BMP as opposed to
full 24 bit color RGB TIFF. A similar problem occurs with grayscale
(also 256 colors) TIFF and JPEG. Such images come out of GDI and
the driver as "indexed color images" for which a bug in Acrobat
Distiller 4.0x prevents compression and downsampling. Surprisingly
enough, if the screen prints were converted to 24 bit TIFF, the
problem would probably go away. The best way of dealing with images
in FrameMaker, surprisingly enough, is via EPS from Photoshop.
(Those of you who attended the FrameUsers Conference last week will
understand what this is all about (8^)> )!

        - Dov

At 11/6/2000 11:58 AM, Stevens, Ananda wrote:
>This is baffling me. I think something went strange when I wasn't looking...
>Frame 6, Windows NT 4 (service pack 6)....
>file          size
>--------     -------
>ose.ps         565 k
>ose.pdf       1954 k
>ose2.pdf      1926 k  (ose.pdf w/ file size optimization)
>readmeux.ps   2409 k
>readmeux.pdf   304 k
>readmepc.ps    790 k
>readmepc.pdf   251 k
>probeppc.ps    143 k
>probeppc.pdf   195 k
>I'm using the same exact Distiller options for all of these. 
>I actually turned the "generate acrobat data" OFF for the 
>ose.pdf file, and it's STILL huge. By contrast, the readmeux.pdf
>file HAS bookmarks.
>The major difference between the files is that the ose.fm file includes a
>bunch of screen shots. They're .bmp files imported at 
>120 dpi. 
>What's up with this?
>(p.s. to Shlomo: thanks for the link to the Frame list archives.)
>Ananda Stevens

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