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One of the things we're working on right now is the conversion of a bunch of PDFs into a bunch of images. Part of that has been experimentation on what conversion formats and parameters will result in the best compromise. Scott pointed out that the Gimp has a really nice tool for trying that.

In the Gimp, you can load an image, do “Save As” and specify JPEG output format. Then you can click on a “Preview” button and change the “quality” and “smoothing” settings, and the Gimp will show you visually what the resulting image will look like, as well as the resulting file size. Fantastically useful for figuring out a good compromise of quality versus size.

Thanks Scott.

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