I have the following workflow. I use matlab to produce 3D plots with transparency and I want to use the workflow of setting the text inside the figure in latex. I am using Texniccenter and MikTex the most recent versions my driver is pdflatex.
I use the matlab central funktion plot2svg to export my plot into svg. Than I use Inkscape to generate the pdf and the corresponding tex file. This generated pdf is already 3.5 MB large. I have two surfaces plotted with transparency. Maybe that's why the file is that large. My whole pdf resulting from my latex project is about the same size.
Of course if I use the includegraphics function with inside the picture environment and the the final pdf is larger than 6 MB. So if I have 10 pictures I already get a file more than 30 MB. So far so good. But if I open the file and navigate to the corresponding figure I can watch how the picture gets renderred. This takes several seconds.
Is there a way how to rreduce the file sizes maybe before including it into my document?
Thanks for your suggestions