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The LaTeX submission process to the journal JCP involves

  1. Bundling all the bibliographies into a single file and embdeeding that into the source
  2. No external libraries
  3. Compile with latex not pdflatex
  4. Only .eps images allowed, a consequence of latex

As such, I'm stuck trying to place my nice images that are either .pdf or .png into their submission form. The non-transparent pdfs I can convert to eps, but the transparent ones choke. In addition, I'm not sure how to convert a png to an eps - everything I've tried on the (unix) command line looses significant quality. The frustrating thing is you can watch the logs and in the end they convert the latex dvi to a pdf. Any suggestions on how to get my images into a latex source without losing quality?

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closed as off-topic by Joseph Wright Aug 5 '13 at 18:18

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Try to import the pdf/png figure on Inkscape, for example, and export (save as) as eps. – Sigur Jan 23 '13 at 21:42
@Sigur This works well for the PNG's, and does not cause the quality to degrade nor the size to explode (as convert does). However, 1] it is not automated and 2] for pdf files it converts them to ps on import which garbles the fonts somewhere (embedding or not). – Hooked Jan 24 '13 at 15:00
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about graphics conversions, not TeX. – Joseph Wright Aug 5 '13 at 18:18

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