LaTeX -> PDF
Short guide to produce nice PDFs from LaTeX sources which
contain images. ps2pdf applies JPEG encoding to the
images, even when optimizing for prepress, which can cause
certain images to become very ugly when printed. One
should also take care to include only Type 1 fonts,
otherwise the PDF will look fuzzy on your screen.
dvips -Ppdf -o -t a4 foo.dvi
ps2pdf -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress -dEncodeColorImages=false \
-dEncodeMonoImages=false -dEncodeGrayImages=false foo.ps
These settings stop ps2pdf from compressing your images
altogether, which makes the PDF quite large but
accurate. Zip-compression should also be supported, but I
have as yet been unable to get it working.
For more information see
Joris Portegies Zwart's page.