Image Conversion - Fluid Topics - 3.7 - Technical Notes

Manage Images in Fluid Topics

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To guarantee satisfying performance on the Reader page, images in your structured document are reduced in size on the fly regardless of their format. Fluid Topics converts image files by encoding them to Base64. SVG files are also converted into Base64 files, but CairoSVG is the embedded solution doing the conversion.

This encoding process creates new and smaller files, which, depending on the original image format, can either:
  • Keep their extension:
    • JPG
    • GIF
    • PNG
  • Take a different extension:
    • BMP → XBM (X BitMap)
    • SVG → PNG
    • TIF or TIFF → PNG
However, it is still possible to view and download the original file by clicking on it with the zoom-in icon.