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Encoding images into ASCII85 for PDF generation

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Contributed by IoaPetra on Sep 21, 2000 at 18:16 UTC
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I'm working on a project that involves making thousands of PDF files from a template. I've got all of the font-metrics and text streaming ready, now the only thing holding me back is getting the images streamed in. PDF ASCII format uses ASCII85 encoding, what would be the best way to do this with Perl?

Answer: Encoding images into ASCII85 for PDF generation
contributed by Anonymous Monk

Hi! I would use PDF::API2 from A. Reibenschuh. You can get it from CPAN. It works fine with different images.

Regards Alex
tech@ademmler.com

Answer: Encoding images into ASCII85 for PDF generation
contributed by Fastolfe

I think ASCII85 is a standard encoding format for use with EPS image formats. I'm afraid I can't be of much more help than this, but I would look into figuring out how to encode your images into an EPS format instead of looking for information on ASCII85. I know Image::Magick will do this. That may be all you need.

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