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2013-09-18 13:59:26.910253+00 by meuon 2 comments

Watching pointy hair types blowing up bad .jpg's by stretching them inside of word docs for printed artwork, drawing arrows to things to change, is about the most painful thing I've seen in months. Luckily, the graphic artist at the scratch card printer is used to this stuff and his proofs are beautiful SVG's.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-09-18 15:20:21.711483+00 by: Dan Lyke

I recently had to use Inkscape to recreate SVG from rasters embedded in a PDF by screen capturing and auto-tracing. It's amazing what some good pre-processing and autotrace can do, but it's also amazing how much data gets lost just because people can't conceptualize how data is stored.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-09-18 15:45:58.505886+00 by: ebradway

In GIS, "raster" and "vector" are fundamentally different ways of representing geographic features. Moving back and forth between the two strips out all but the visual information, and you've removed the meaningful difference between GIS and graphic software.

And I think it was James Fee who said, "PDF is where data goes to die."