OpenPrinting/LinuxFoundation: "Hiring To Implement PDF Printing Workflow for FOSS"

Posted by pipitas on Sep 11, 2007 2:39 AM EDT; By Till Kamppeter
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One of the decisions which was made on the OSDL Printing Summit in Atlanta last year and widely accepted by all participants was to switch the standard print job transfer format from PostScript to PDF. This format has many important advantages, especially
* PDF is the common platform-independent web format for printable documents
* Portable * Easy post-processing (N-up, booklets, scaling, ...)
* Easy Color management support
* Easy High color depth support (> 8bit/channel)
* Easy Transparency support
* Smaller files * Linux workflow gets closer to Mac OS X

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