The PDF file invoice-reduced.pdf, attached to bug 690189 does not display on the
screen with Ghostscript 8.70. What gets shown is simply a blank page. All other
output devices (for example "png16m") handle the file correctly (therefore bug
690189 is fixed).
Hmm, my results are different, but also incorrect. I tried it here on my Fedora
setup and it does display, but colours are inverted. That is, the image is
mostly black with white text....
I then selected the tiff24nc device, and got the same result. tried pbmraw, same
result, tried png16m, same result.
I quickly checked a couple of other PDF files and they were OK, tried on Windows
and invoice-reduced displays OK.
For me at least "png16m" gives the correct result (on Ubuntu Karmic, GS 8.70RC1
Debian-packaged without patches applied to the code of GS).
It appears that the image in the PDF file is a soft mask, inside a Pattern :-(
The page content stream sets the Pattern colour space and then fills a rectangle
(full page, 612x792) with it.
Possibly one for Michael to look at ?
Please specify the device you are using -- 'screen' is ambiguous.
On many linux/unix systems the default device is x11alpha and there are known
problems with x11alpha and pages with transparency (bugs currently open).
If the default device is x11alpha, please try with -sDEVICE=x11
You are right. With "x11alpha" the mentioned problem occurs, with "x11" the file
Can you put references to the x11alpha transperency bugs here?
This needs fixing to make GraphicsAlphaBits=4 compatible with transparency.
This renders correctly as of rev 12380