[gs-devel] Can Ghostscript stream PDF?
till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 12:12:32 UTC 2021
On 02/06/2021 10:34, Ken Sharp wrote:
> At 08:54 02/06/2021, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> As Ghostscript does not take Raster as input I have to encapsulate my
>> Raster data in a format which Ghostscript understands as input format.
>> That is either PostScript or PDF.
> GhostPDL, however, does accept several raster formats, and since it uses
> the Ghostscript graphics library it therefore supports the legacy devices.
>> 2. If I want to print Raster data with a legacy driver built into
>> Ghostscript, is there any advantage for me (like color management,
>> color reproduction quality) to convert the Raster data into PDF and
>> not into PostScript?
> You might be able to get a smaller PDF file than a PostScript file, you
> might (theoretically) be able to do a more accurate colour matching, or
> at least match more easily, because PDF supports ICC profiles, which
> PostScript doesn't. I doubt either of these are of any great importance.
> For the specific case of sending image data to a printer, no I can't see
> any reason to use PDF instead of PostScript.
OK. Thanks, so I will either use Ghostscript and send the Raster data
encapsulated as PostScript or use GhostPDL and send PWG or Apple Raster
Which Raster formats does GhostPDL actually accept?
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