[poppler] pdftoppm vs. pdftocairo
Thomas.Freitag at kabelmail.de
Mon Sep 19 02:21:37 PDT 2011
Am 19.09.2011 11:01, schrieb Albert Astals Cid:
> A Dilluns, 19 de setembre de 2011, Denny Reeh vàreu escriure:
>> i'm using pdftoppm -png to convert a pdf to png for showing in web browsers.
>> now, with the poppler release 0.17.3 pdftocairo was introduced.
>> what are the differences between "pdftoppm -png" and "pdftocairo -png" ?
> They use different rendering backends (poppler-splash vs poppler-cairo)
That's obviously for me. The more interesting questions for me is (I was
suprised by pdftocairo, too):
1. If I want to produce a png output,
a) which program produces the "correcter" output?
b) which program is faster?
Okay, nobody can probably answer this for all PDF. But are there any
2. What is with futur bugs in png output? File them to splash or file
them to cairo?
3. Are there any plans to support CMYK output with cairo (or does it
already support is)?
4. pdftocairo has a PDF output option. What does this mean, when
producing a PDF with pdftocairo from a PDF? Something like a
>> Regards Denny Reeh
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