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Exported PDFs are too big in file size.

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  • Subject: [mg90974] Exported PDFs are too big in file size.
  • From: Mahn-Soo Choi <mahnsoo.choi at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 03:00:47 -0400 (EDT)

I usually export Mathematica plots to PDF format.  I don't like bitmap
formats.

The problem is the file size.  Most of the 3D graphics on Mathematica 6 
are exported to PDF files as large as several megabytes
(even several tens MB sometimes).

For example, this simple 3D graphics

ContourPlot3D[
 Exp[-(x^2 + y^2 + z^2)/2], {x, 0, 2}, {y, 0, 2}, {z, 0, 2}, 
 Mesh -> None]

generates a PDF as large as 3.7 MB!!

With Mathematica 5, the file size was reasonable.

Is there something I'm missing with Mathematica 6?
Thanks in advance for any help.

mahn-soo


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