Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 239491
printing to pdf appears to use no compression
Last modified: 2008-03-27 14:23:03 EDT
Description of problem:
(I'm guessing as to the actual component here, so please move it to the
appropriate component if I get it wrong)
Printing to a pdf in gnome/Gtk based applications appear to use no compression.
This is apparent when working with programs that outputs graphics.
For example, I can use glabels to print cd labels to a pdf. In my case the
resultant output.pdf is 128705488 bytes. I can then use pdftk to recompress the
pdf and the output.pdf is then 412375. This is < 1% of the size of the original.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Looking in the pdf files, I see:
/Filter [/ASCIIHexDecode ]
This problem is inside of libgnomeprint22, which doesn't have implemented
compression of PDFs.
This feature is not implemented inside of libgnomeprint22 and we will not
(note: try cups-pdf printer)