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MuPDF 1.2 (2013-02-27) -- MUTOOL + MUDRAW | scan crap (Announce)

posted by DOS386(R), 23.05.2013, 11:20

> I don't understand. It's been mentioned that the GUI viewers can't (or at
> least don't) work under HX. So your only luck is using MUTOOL or MUDRAW

seems to work ...

usage: mutool <command> [options]
        clean   -- rewrite pdf file
        extract -- extract font and image resources
        info    -- show information about pdf resources
        poster  -- split large page into many tiles
        show    -- show internal pdf objects

... except "poster" ???

> I'm not PNG obsessed like you, but apparently they aren't compressed as
> optimally after writing

NOT a big problem ;-)

> My .ZIP of P5 would shrink in half (4.8 MB to 2.3 MB) if I removed the
> bloated ISO7185.PDF file. (I'm not sure what advantages the
> pages-as-scanned-images PDF version has over the included .html conversion.
> IIRC there are no graphics and barely any fonts or fancy text. In other
> words, probably useless

Kick it :-)

> Apparently it was run through some OCR program (OmniPage Pro?)

BTW, the "ISO7185.PDF" file is NOT scanned ... the pixel images are generated and the HTML explains (partially) the OCR story :-)

The "PAS1973.PDF" is scanned.

> Didn't it optionally have PDFTOPPM? But we (I?) didn't compile that due to
> needing FreeType. It might work, dunno

IIRC the XPDF DGJPP packages never had a PDFTOPPM binary long ago when the author provided them at all ... and the Win32 binary doesn't work with HX (RTFW) :hungry:

> Name one 16-bit PNG viewer

You mean 16 bppc PNG (so 16 or 48 or 64 bits total) ? Untested.

Or a DPMI-free PNG viewer ? PictView.

Or a 8086 compatible one ? :-( (but no 8086 PDF tool either)

> There are hundreds of (old) viewers for DOS, and most
> of them don't support .PNG.

Get a bigger recycle bin :-)

> have nothing against .PNG, but it's certainly less common (at least
> regarding legacy software) than GIF, BMP, PCX, JPG, etc

This is not an argument against PNG :-)

This is a LOGITECH mouse driver, but some software expect here
the following string:*** This is Copyright 1983 Microsoft ***


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