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Hi :)
How about as an add-on/Extension for Draw?

Do we really need more bloat in Writer to make it into yet another
image editor?  I'm happier using dedicated programs and thus making
the images available for use elsewhere and in other programs.  Just
because Word does something bad doesn't mean we have to follow.  Part
of the extra advantage of LibreOffice is that it works on low spec
systems that MS Office can't cope with.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 28 February 2014 02:48, Dale Rebgetz <> wrote:
On 28/02/2014 12:16 pm, Cley Faye wrote:

I don't know how often this feature is requested for odt files. I know
that for pdf you can set parameters for the image compression, and it make
sense since the resulting file is unlikely to undergo future changes, but
it's less obvious for file formats that are not at the "end" of the editing
line. It's probably better to work with the "highest" resolution needed, and
produce smaller files as needed.

Fair point. However most documents reach a finished state, at which point
they do not need to stay bloated.

Hmm. As a "proof of concept", I put together a java program that take an
odt file as input. You can then set the "requested" DPI and jpeg quality,
and save. At this point, every pictures that are larger than needed (that's
why we need DPI) are resized, and all pictures are compressed using either
jpg or png, whichever gives the smalles size. Something as simple as that
already have issues, like when there's transparency involved. Also, it's
only tested on a few files (including for
funsies). If anyone want to give it a try here's the jar. It's highly
unlikely to corrupt your source file (the source file is never ever
written), but there's also no guarantee that the output will work ;)
<> For example, on the writer guide
linked before, it goes from 13MB to 9MB with default settings. Of course
it's not the best example: all pictures are already reasonably sized, and
it's mostly screenshots so the quality drop is very noticeable... Anyway, if
anyone want to look at the source code (without reversing the jar :D) I'll
provide them. But know that it's mostly an ugly hack just to see how well it
would work :)

Cley, a good "proof of concept". It needs lots of work but certainly as a
concept it gains my approval.


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