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    Re: ".PDF" vs. ".JPG" , ".JPEG" and other electronic formats
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2013 Apr 22, 08:01 -0700
    Part of this may be to ask about the origin of these attachments.   On that topic, I have two observations:

    1.  As Kermit notes, if you are scanning a paper document, most scanners will put out PDFs as well as JPEGs.

    2.  Beyond that, if you have a JPEG file on your computer there are several ways to convert it to a PDF.  One of the easiest is to install a pseudo-printer that puts out PDFs instead of paper.   My preference is for "cutePDF"  ( www.cutepdf.com) , a FREE PDF "printer."  Install the software and you have another choice among the printers attached to your computer that when you "print" using it, it puts out a PDF.

    BTW, Office 2010 allows "save as a PDF"   I haven't tried it, but friends that have claim it produces horrible, bloated files.



    From: Antoine Couëtte <antoine.m.couette{at}club-internet.fr>
    To: luabel{at}ymail.com
    Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 12:01 AM
    Subject: [NavList] ".PDF" vs. ".JPG" , ".JPEG" and other electronic formats


    Hello to all,

    Slightly off topic but not that much after all.
    I have observed that a significant proportion of NavList "Attached files" are Scanned Documents.
    Quite often, these Documents are published under the ".jpg" , or ".jpeg" format (such as the recent ".jpg" ones published by Greg in his very very interesting posts on USCG Sample Problems.)
    May I suggest that the ".pdf" format - to the best of my own experience - seems to have definite advantages over the other formats :
    - It is widely used and recognized,
    - It takes up less file space for a similar printed result, and
    - Pictures edges are more clearly visible and defined while the risk of undersizing/oversizing a print on paper is greatly reduced, and
    - Printing takes up (much) less time, and accordingly (probably) less ink.
    I addressing this topic since it would seem that on different printer brands (at least on the EPSON and HP Printers/Scanners I am using), there is an option to save the scanned files under different electronic formats (".jpg", ".jpeg" ...) AND ... ".pdf" .
    For all the reasons here-above - and provided such ".pdf" format is part of the saving menu of the printers used by our Members who so nicely publish their works to the full benefit of our NavList Community - I would advocate (a strong) preference to be given to the ".pdf" format over all other electronic formats.
    Comments welcome of course, and Thanks to all
    Kermit
    Antoine M. "Kermit" Couëtte
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