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Plakativ allows one to create a poster using one of three different approaches:
- I want a poster of size X
- I want a poster X times the input page page area
- I have X pages of paper and want to print the biggest possible poster on them
- I want a poster that fits into size X
- I want a poster Y times the input page page area
- I have Z pages of paper and want to print the biggest possible poster on them
Plakativ works on Windows, Linux and MacOS. It offers a GUI based on tkinter, a
command line interface and can be used as a Python module. Everything is inside
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[//]: # (gifsicle -b -O3 plakativ.gif)
The demo shows a user choosing between the three different ways to define the
poster size. Either my picking a size that the input will be fit into, by
poster size. Either by picking a size that the input will be fit into, by
multiplying the area of the input page or by maximizing the poster size, given
a number of pages one is willing to print on.
Plakativ is available from pypi:
Thus you can just run `pip install plakativ` on your platform of choice.
For Microsoft Windows users, PyInstaller based .exe files are produced by
appveyor. If you don't want to install Python before using img2pdf you can head
to appveyor and click on "Artifacts" to download the latest version:
Complex Layouter
Oftentimes there is a way to create a poster of a specific size with less pages
than would be needed with a regular arrangement of pages into rows and columns.
For regular poster sizes, a more complex layout can save up to 3 or 5 pages of
paper. If the regular simple layout and the complex layout require the same
number of pages for a particular poster size, then plakativ will fall back to
the simple layout. The following animation shows the complex layout that
plakativ chooses when asked to produce the largest possible poster using X
pages. The number of pages X can be seen in the center.
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- print cutting guides
- changing units
- changing language
- adding [advanced and complex layouters](
- make PyMuPDF dependency optional
- optionally, use pdfrw and/or pypdf2 to read/write PDF
- improve command line interface
- improve module interface
Comparison to PosteRazor
Comparison to similar software
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to first do a lossy rasterization of an input PDF so that one can work with
Comparison to pdfposter
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- no page borders for glueing
- superfluous empty pages
- only very simple layouter
- scaling by width/height makes doubling unintuitive
- scaling by width/height instead by area makes doubling unintuitive

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