[reportlab-users] background image

Harald Armin Massa haraldarminmassa at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 07:39:50 EDT 2008


read the chapters about


"Forms" can be used to store elements common to all pages within the pdf.

best wishes,


On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Arkadi Colson <arkadi at smartbit.be> wrote:

> Hi all,



> I was wondering if it's possible to use a full page image as background in

> a multi page pdf without ending up with a very big file size? So the

> background image may not be loaded on every page again but only once. (the

> image is the same for every page)

> Right now I'm using the canvas method drawInlineImage. If the image is for

> example 100k and the pdf has 100 pages, I will end up with a file of minimum

> 10M which is to big.


> Anyone who has a solution for this?


> Thanks a lot.


> Best regards,

> Arkadi

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