An option to consider is using the Internet Archive's Book Reader:
You can use it locally with your own images - JPEG 2000, JPEG, TIFF and PNG
are supported formats. You would probably need to extract the images from
the PDFs if you don't have these already. You could use something like
ImageMagick to do this.
On 5 August 2011 00:45, Cowles, Esme <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I've thought about using JPEG page images instead of PDFs to serve our
> scanned newspapers, which also have sizes ranging upwards of 100MB+, with a
> link to download the PDF as a fallback for people who really want that. The
> downside is having to do the bulk conversion, manage the extra files, etc.
> Another option would be a flash frontend. Someone already mentioned
> Google, and I've also seen some use of issuu.com (our campus newspaper
> currently uses them). There are also options you could integrate into your
> own site, such as FlexPaper (http://flexpaper.devaldi.com/). You still
> have to upload and/or convert your files, but you retain a PDF-like display
> in the browser.
> Esme Cowles <[log in to unmask]>
> "A person, who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice
> (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.) " -- Dave Barry
> On 08/3/2011, at 7:36 PM, Ranti Junus wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > My colleague came with this query and I hope some of you could give us
> > ideas or suggestion:
> > Our Digital Multimedia Center (DMC) scanning project can produce very
> > PDF files. They will have PDFs that are about 25Mb and some may move into
> > the 100Mb range. If we provide a link to a PDF of that large, a user may
> > want to try to download it even though she really needs to see the
> > information. In the past, DMC has created a lower quality, smaller
> > to the original file to reduce the size. Some thoughts have been tossed
> > around to reduce the duplication or the work (e.g. no more creating the
> > lower quality PDF manually.)
> > They are wondering if there is an application that we could point to the
> > user, who might need it due to poor internet access, that if used will
> > simplify the very large file transfer for the end user. Basically:
> > - a client software that tells the server to manipulate and reduce the
> > on the fly
> > - a server app that would to the actual manipulation of the file and then
> > deliver it to the end user.
> > Personally, I'm not really sure about the client software part. It makes
> > more sense to me (from the user's perspective) that we provide a
> > the smaller size of this large file" link that would trigger the
> > apps to manipulate the big file. However, we're all ears for any
> > you might have.
> > thanks,
> > ranti.
> > --
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