Re: [R] Shrink file size of pdf graphics

From: Philipp Pagel <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 09:49:51 +0200

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 01:35:51PM -0700, Layman123 wrote:

> I tried both, the plot devices in R and pdftk. First I tried the png-device,
> but as I wanted to increase the number of pixels with 'width' and 'height',
> the labels are getting smaller

When I really need a png, I usually produce a pdf or eps first and then convert to png of the desired resolution with the convert command of imagemagick (but of course any other software, like e.g. Photoshop, should work fine, too). That way I don't have to figure out the correct paramters to make the png the way I want it and I have the additional benetfit of a vector grpahics "master file" that I can esily use to produce addictional verison in differnent resolutions etc.

> Is there a way to do this with the gs-command so that it would be even more
> compressed?

Possibly, but of course there is a limit to how much you can compress a file without resorting to lossy compression. You may have hit that limit.



Dr. Philipp Pagel
Lehrstuhl für Genomorientierte Bioinformatik
Technische Universität München
Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan
Maximus-von-Imhof-Forum 3
85354 Freising, Germany

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