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Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.

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  • Subject: [mg91005] Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.
  • From: Bob F <deepyogurt at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 05:32:09 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g6uch9$pda$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Aug 1, 1:04 am, Mahn-Soo Choi <mahnsoo.c... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I usually export Mathematica plots toPDFformat.  I don't like bitmap
> formats.
>
> The problem is the file size.  Most of the 3D graphics on Mathematica 6
> are exported toPDFfiles aslargeas 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 aPDFaslargeas 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

See the discussion at
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica/browse_frm/th=
read/1656afeb09496586/4a9711e06f69abc0?lnk=gst&q=large+PDF#4a9711e06f69=
abc0

It covers this in much detail...

-Bob


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