Acrobat has the option for JPEG2000 but PDFCreator does not, or at least, I have not yet found a way to enable it. JPEG2000 seems to compress a little better than JPEG, in limited experiments using acrobat distiller.  Is this a patent issue or??? 

Also, there is no place to specify which type of PDF is being created (1.2, 1.5, etc.).  If the PDF version being produced is prior to the introduction of JPEG2000, that would explain why it is not available.


yes, undeclared patents may still present a hazard.
PDFCreator creates PDF 1.4 by default, but will switch to higher versions if required (e.g. AES encryption).

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