gscan2pdf G4-Compression: chunked ccitt g4 tif not supported

Bug #482673 reported by Thomas Mayer on 2009-11-14
This bug affects 1 person
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gscan2pdf (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Karmic by Thomas Mayer
Nominated for Lucid by Thomas Mayer

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gscan2pdf

What I did:
- Scan a page with a scanner
- Click on "Save"
- Choose G4 Compression
- and Save in new File

Then comes an error message:
Fehler beim Einbinden der Bilddatei im tif-Format ins PDF: chunked ccitt g4 tif not supported. at /usr/share/perl5/PDF/API2/Resource/XObject/Image/ line 270.

The pdf cannot be stored in G4.

In case I choose standard compression the pdf can be stored.

I have a fresh ubuntu karmic installed with all updates and all dependencies of gscan2pdf.

In ubuntu jaunty, I was able to store with G4-Compression in gscan2pdf.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Nov 14 15:55:17 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: gscan2pdf 0.9.29-1
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-15.50-generic
SourcePackage: gscan2pdf
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-15-generic i686

Thomas Mayer (thomas303) wrote :
Thomas Mayer (thomas303) wrote :

This might be the same as debian bug #549653

affects: gscan2pdf (Ubuntu) → libpdf-api2-perl (Ubuntu)

The attached G4 compressed TIFF, together with the test script demonstrate the problem:

chunked ccitt g4 tif not supported. at /usr/share/perl5/PDF/API2/Resource/XObject/Image/ line 270.

Thomas Mayer (thomas303) wrote :

the same problem persists using current ubuntu lucid 10.04 with all updates installed

The only fix I have for this is to disable G4 encoding for PDFs upstream until I can find a replacement for PDF::API2, which is no longer maintained.

affects: libpdf-api2-perl (Ubuntu) → gscan2pdf (Ubuntu)

g3 and g4 were disabled in gscan2pdf 0.9.30, and therefore in the current maverick package

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