[TAG] Re: [linuxgazette Dec. 2005] scanning and file-size
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Mon Dec 19 18:09:04 MSK 2005
Hi, Emil -
On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 07:15:45PM +0100, Emil Gorter wrote:
> Hi Edgar,
> I read your article http://linuxgazette.net/121/howell.html and it
> reminded me of a problem I had faced. For my work I had to figure
> out a way to scan and store contracts digitally.
> The file-size issue was quite interesting with ++6000 pages to go :-)
> I found that creating PDFs is quite easy, and gives very good
> results. Nice quality, great reduction in size. Example:
> $ tiff2ps -2 -a Scan0001.tif | ps2pdf -sPAPERSIZE=a4 - > Scan0001.pdf
> $ ls -1 --size -h Scan0001.*
> 1.1M Scan0001.pdf
> 25M Scan0001.tif
> By the way, for practical reasons the scans were made with a Windows
> machine.. Still have to try SANE myself someday.
> I hope this helps!
> Emil Gorter
I'll forward this to The Answer Gang, so that your useful addendum to
Edgar's article can be published. Thanks!
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