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Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.

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  • Subject: [mg90994] Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.
  • From: Alberto Verga <Alberto.Verga at laposte.net>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 03:26:51 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g6uch9$pda$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Aug 1, 9:04 am, Mahn-Soo Choi <mahnsoo.c... at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Export["your countour plot 3D.pdf"] gives indeed awful results: huge
files with a mesh of white lines (it is a know unsolved issue...)

You may try to use, after selecting your graphics, "Print Selection"
from the "File" menu, and then save the selected graphics to a PDF
file (this step depends on your system: on Mac OS you habe a PDF
button). The problem is that you lose the bounding box.

Alberto Verga.


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