Reducing the file size of PS images.

From: Fred Clare <fred_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:56:51 -0600

> Does any one have an example of a good way to reduce the file size of
> post
> script images being created in a loop? I am trying to make yearly
> animations
> (365 fames) from netcdf files with daily values. Using the "do"
> function I
> can create images as post scripts but the files are quite large when
> combined. I've playing around with the ImageMagick functions convert
> and
> mogrify but haven't been able to get them working. If someone has an
> example
> of what they've done, I would appreciate being able to look at their
> ncl
> file.
> Thanks,
> Alex

Hi Alex,

Using "ps2ps" (that is distributed with ghostscript) will reduce
sizes of PostScript files generated by our packages by about
25-35%. Don't know if this is much of a help or not - I have the
feeling that you are looking for something more like a 90% reduction.

Fred Clare

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