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Can i separate RGB PDF into three color's pdfs using LaTeX or GS or any other free tool?

As fas as i can see, it's quite possible for CMYK (tiffsep/gs), so what about RGB pdfs?

I mean "any PDF" which may contain embedded eps or other vector graphics as well as raster images.

Preferred OSes are Linux (the first choice) and Windows.

  • Not tried, but AFAIR Gimp can separate that, and it can also import PDFs. As I haven't tried that myself, I cannot make it an (detailed) answer, but you might wish to see for yourself. Gimp is available on Linux (from the default repos) and Windows (even as portable). – Izzy Mar 15 '17 at 14:45
  • @Izzy, thank you, i didn't think about GIMP (and its batch mode!), it's interesting indeed. However, regarding separation, it will take a lot of manual work, because multipage pdfs will be imported as layers, then those layers are to be separated into RGB each and then i have to check every R in multiple (separation) images, then every G and then B, so... Well, it's a task for scheme programming, i'd say. Thank you anyway. ) – brownian Mar 16 '17 at 7:30
  • I didn't promise it'd be easy :) As an idea: You could split the PDF by pages first, and then deal with each page separately – which at least should avoid the "mess of thousand layers." Unless someone comes up with a better solution, that is. – Izzy Mar 16 '17 at 7:57
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    @Izzy, no i'd rather play with python-fu, it's easier for me than scheme .) Okay, thank you for the hint, i'll share my solution when (if) i'll succeed. Thanks) – brownian Mar 16 '17 at 8:01

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