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1999.06.01 16:05 "[Fwd: Tiff to PDF conversion]", by Tim Mcnerney

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You don't mention any details about the type of TIFF images you have.
PDF handles G4 images directly, if you are dealing with binary TIFFs.
Even better, you can pull the data directly and just put on a PDF
wrapper -- no need to bother with compression/decompression.

I believe PDF also handles lzw compressed images, but that gets into
other problems with copyright issues and all.

Jean Pierre Castagnet wrote:
> One of a solution is to use 'tiff2ps' program provided with the tiff
> library and then to use the Adobe distiller to create the PDF file.

This shouldn't be necessary and won't be terribly efficient. You have a
lot more steps in the chain to get to the final image. I know if I were
doing 150,000 images, I'd put a bit more time in up front to get things
working. But it should work as a solution and require minimal work to
set up.


> Jean-Pierre Castagnet
> At 03:36 AM 6/1/99 , you wrote:
> >I have about 150000 TIFF Files that I would like to convert in PDF
> >format;
> >these files are structured in 2000 directories and in order to build a
> >PDF
> >File, I want to use a specific program asking me which files from which
> >directory are going to be stored together. In my idea, a little program
> >as
> >WinZip seems very well done.
> >
> >My first issue was to visit the Adobe Web Site and the Adobe SDK 4.0
> >seems
> >to be helpful to build such dedicated program.
> >
> >Are there alternative issues ? Thanks for your responses.
> >
> >Laurent DUPONT
> >('Distributed Objects Technologies' Departement Manager)
> >
> >
> >Groupe PROVAL
> >22, rue Camille Roy
> >69007 LYON
> >
> >TÚl. : +33 4 72 761 765
> >Email :
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