In the Differences Between PDF and JPG/PNG Image Format for DPS, Bob Bringhurst looks at the pros and cons of using PDF for images. “PDF articles are smaller than JPG/PNG articles, and vector content is maintained, resulting in improved scaling,” writes Bringhurst. “However, there are still some differences between the PDF and JPG/PNG image formats that you should be aware of.” From interactive overlays, to preview, pinch and zoom, he shares the factors that make a difference.
A blogger at Tech Handbook is calling PDF “A better way to go.” He outlines the numerous benefits of PDF, including preserving document format and ensuring it can be opened by any user regardless of operating system or software, for his user-based audience. We, of course, know the advantages of PDF, but it’s nice to see users spreading the word as well.
Attendees at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference were offered a session on the benefits and uses of PDF/A. Presenter Geof Huth offered an in-depth look file format confusion, when and how to use a file preservation format and the advantages and disadvantages of PDF and PDF/A. PDF/A-1 and PDF/A-2 were both discussed, as well as the other “flavors” of PDF and several PDF/A creation and validation products.
A thorough understanding of the PDF/A standard is a prerequisite for the creation of PDF/A-compliant documents, and also for displaying them in accordance with the standard. This knowledge alone is however insufficient for optimally configuring PDF/A-related processes. Would you like to learn about typical processes can be designed, in order that components that are available on the market today can be used to achieve an optimal cost / benefit relationship?
Electronic documents have countless advantages over traditional archiving formats (e.g. paper or microfilm). Improved accessibility alone may substantiate the implementation of an electronic archive. Wouldn’t you like to know more about the advantages of a PDF/A archive over a TIFF or a paper-based archive?
Printing technologies are continually evolving to produce materials as quickly and effectively as possible. One big issue faced by the printing and publishing industry includes the tradeoff of engine speed versus data processing–and the PDF/VT standard offers a solution. To learn more, please read on.
Overview of pros and cons of the PDF file format for beginners; looks at build, security, compression and ability to modify. Factors For Making Use Of PDF – A Backgrounder on PDFs Benefits and Drawbacks is intended to help new users determine if PDF is the right file type for their needs.