[sane-devel] ghostscript so much better with pdf files than xsane

Julien BLACHE jb at jblache.org
Fri Nov 30 22:12:15 UTC 2007

Julien Michielsen <julien at michkloo.xs4all.nl> wrote:


> The filesize of as pdf saved scans is enourmous: one page scans often
> take more than 14 Mb of filespace. However, when reading a couple of

14 MB ? Come on, scan at a lower resolution. Really.

> Especially when sending pdf's bij mail it is usefull to have small scan-
> files. Couldn't xsane incorporate a call to gs to reduce it's output?

XSane saves the image as a raw, compressed, ascii85-encoded PDF
stream. gs will encode it as a JPEG in the PDF.


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