# Is it possible to reduce the file size of generated PDF by clipping the included images with \includegraphics' viewport?

I noticed that clipping images with \includegraphics' viewport does not reduce the file size of generated PDF output. I might miss other settings.

Is it possible to reduce the file size of generated PDF by clipping the included images with \includegraphics' viewport?

Minimal Working Example might look like below:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\graphicspath{{Images/}}
\begin{document}
\includegraphics[viewport=2cm 3cm 9cm 9cm,clip]{mb}
\end{document}

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\includegraphics doesn't do anything to the included PDF; it just tells the PDF viewer to clip it. –  egreg May 22 '12 at 17:56

Just replace the content in the body of my MWE with \includegraphics[scale=0.1]{mb} where mb is an EPS image obtained by converting its original in JPG. –  kiss my armpit May 23 '12 at 3:17