Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72421
Bad images in PDF files
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
When generating PDF files from (for example) DVI files, if DVI file include EPS
images, generated image in PDF files are ugly.
Image are heavily compressed (too much) and colors are spreading out.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a .tex document with an EPS image
2. Create a DVI file : latex my.tex
3. Create a PDF file : dvipdf my.dvi
4. Look the result : acroread my.pdf
You can also see the result with :
1. Create an EPS image
2. Convert to PDF with convert command : convert my.eps my.pdf
3. Look at the result
In both case, the image must be at least 64x64 pixels.
Actual Results: Ugly image. For example, an image with a grey surface and a
black line (one pixel width) result in an image with a red and blue-green line
and bad borders and JPEG artefacts.
Expected Results: Correct image.
I can provide a patch for the RedHat version of ghostscript. I also have
corrected release of the following files :
Ask if needed.
Created attachment 72604 [details]
Correction of the bug. Add to the list of patch to apply in the .spec file before compilation
Created attachment 72605 [details]
The new spec file with the patch for ghostscript source RPM
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Closing as CANTFIX.