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    Are PDFs a viable posting format?

    Hi All.
    I can link to a PDF file with Firefox, but it loads Adobe Acrobat. Furthermore, on the site there is no thumbnail for the PDF, just a bland icon. So,
    1. Is it worthwhile to post images as PDFs?
    2. And anyway are there any good plug-ins or add-ons for Firefox to view PDFs without having to load Adobe Acrobat?
    Thanks, Am.
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    Don't know about 1, but there are some other PDF viewers that act as plugins for FF, eg Foxit reader.

    You can tell FF whether to use a reader plugin (or to save) and which reader plugin to use in Tools>Options>Applications>(scroll down to PDF file type)>Pick option in Actions (right column)
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    For images its not worth it.

    Generally PDF's are best linked from other sites.
    As an attachment on AP they are size limited.

    JPEG is the preferred option.
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    Thanks, SnowA and Kym.
    Snow, I'll look into that for my own use.

    This is what I meant, Kym. The images are on another site, but the url link to them only show a blank icon and then my Firefox loads AA to open them.

    It's OK, though, because I don't want to have to foist an extra step on people. I'll just link to the jpegs there as usual.
    Am.

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    We allow PDF on AP cause sometimes a member may want to share a tutorial with others and its a good way to package it for downloading. The Ausphotography newsletter also is sent as a PDF and back copies are downloadable in this thread. So although it is not a great format for presenting photos for critique, it has its uses on forums, for other things.
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    Thanks Rick. I'm sticking to the usual way for posting images. Am.

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