File Sizes

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Dawsonden
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File Sizes

Post by Dawsonden » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:36 pm

Been playing around with files in the process of putting pdf trees on my web site.

I have an A4 size tree with about 50 names (and bdm details) and no inserted 'pictures' images which has a file size of 24kB. When I insert a picture, a 63kB jpg file, and save it, the tdr file increases to 2,680 kB. Saving it as a pdf reduces the file size to 1,100 kB.

Same issue with all the numbers more than doubled for an A3 size tree with 150 names on it.

Files of 1MB+ and 1MB++ are a bit more than I want on my website.

Is this expected?

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Post by Nick Hunter » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:06 am

Hi,

TreeDraw stores images internally as bitmaps. Bitmaps require much more memory than jpegs since there is no compression.

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File Sizes

Post by Dawsonden » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:46 pm

Is it possible and / or desireable to change the internal storage to say JPG in a future upgrade / release of Legacy TreeDraw to reduce file sizes. I did the same thing in MSWord and a 30kB doc plus a 30kB inserted jpg came out to not too much over 60kB.

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Post by Nick Hunter » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:38 am

Hi,

Unfortunately it is not possible using our current technology. It would certainly be an advantage to store compressed images in TreeDraw files and we will take a look at alternative implementations for a future version.

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Post by Dawsonden » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:52 pm

Thanks Nick. Not a bigee at this stage. As I have said before, TreeDraw is a great piece of software with its flexibility and ease of use. Beats all the other 'draw a tree' packages.
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