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Re: Convert all graphics to reduce file size?

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  • Subject: [mg43549] Re: Convert all graphics to reduce file size?
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 03:42:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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and you are sure, that a 400 x 400 RGB bitmap is smaller than
the PostScript code for




Jim Jennings wrote:
> I have a notebook that creates a large amount of graphics cells and
> when saved the notebook can be very big.  However, I don't need to keep
> the postscript for each graphics cell when the notebook is saved;
> bitmaps will be fine.
> I know how to use the Cell->Convert To->Bitmap menu command to convert
> selected graphics cells to Bitmap form.  This greatly reduces the size
> of the selected cells, but it is a pain to manually select each group
> of graphics cells, one at a time, for conversion.  If I select all
> cells and convert, then *everything*, including things like Standard
> Form cells, will get converted to Bitmap form.  This is not what I
> want.
> Is there a way to automatically convert *all* graphics cells, but
> *only* graphics cells, before saving a notebook?
> I am running Mathematica version 4 on Mac OS X. I hope to upgrade to
> version 5 soon, but I will be stuck in version 4 for a while...
> Thanks!
> --
> Jim Jennings, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
> reply to jim dot jennings at beg dot utexas dot edu

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