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CTAN Update: bmeps

Date: January 6, 2007 10:08:06 AM CET
On Fri, 5 Jan 2007, Dirk Krause submitted version 2.0.0 of the bmeps package. Location on CTAN: /support/bmeps Summary description: Converter from PNG/JPEG/Tgb81AIFF/NetPBM to EPS and PDF License type: bsd Announcement text: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > The bmeps program was rewritten completely. > Advantages from a users point of view: > - Bmeps can produce PS/EPS and PDF now. > - Easier configuration. Simply type > bmeps -leps2 input.png output.eps > instead of the former > bmeps -p 2 -c -e r8 input.png output.eps > - Better compression: > - Use of the "multiple data sources" feature > allows run-length compression of horizontal > lines in the same color. Previous versions > allowed run-length compression only for > gray lines. > - Pass-through of JPEG files. If bmeps successfully > analyzes a JPEG file it uses the file contents > directly as DCT-encoded data and only adds > ASCII-Hex- or ASCII85-encoding. If the analysis > function fails the program uses the JPEG library > to read the image and uses the combination of > run-length-, flate- and ASCII-Hex/ASCII85-encoding > to produce output. > Advantages from my point of view: > - Using the dklibs libary set allows to combine > different encoding/compression methods easier than > in previous versions of bmeps. > - Grouping image reading functions in a separated > library (dkbif library from the dklibs library set) > makes it easier to add new file types. > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- This package is located at http://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/bmeps . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=bmeps (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html . _______________________________________________ Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf
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