[clug] Document scanning

mikal at stillhq.com mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Jul 6 02:55:43 GMT 2004

> At present, I am using xsane to scan in the documents, saving them in
> postscript and using ps2pdf to convert to pdf format.

Ewwww. Postscript is horrible at representing binary data.

> Is there a way of doing a really high resolution scan but when
> converting to pdf, I get a much smaller (in size) pdf file without
> loosing too much information.

Scan to TIFF, and then convert those to PDF. Using imagemagick perhaps?


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