This filter exists because of deficiencies in other packages that otherwise ought to be able to do this job. It uses PBMPlus utilities to convert from GIF to TIFF to PostScript, but since that PostScript does not take advantage of PostScript Level 2 compression, it is excessively large. Adobe Distiller and Acrobat Exchange are then used to convert it to PDF, and finally, to compact Level 2 Encapsulated PostScript.
The %%BoundingBox comment in the output files will in general be incorrect; use epsutil(1) to determine a correct one, and modify that comment accordingly.
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