I'm looking for means of batch converting a number of TIF/PDF/PNG/JPG/
GIF into and as EMBEDDED images in SVG
There should be no vectorizing involved, since the sources bitmaps are
often very low res.
Or put it another way. The source files are to be left untouched. The
SVG's are just a means of viewing them on-line.
You could use PDFNet SDK (http://www.pdftron.com/net) coupled with
PDF2SVG SDK (http://www.pdftron.com/pdf2svg). PDF2SVG can convert any
PDF document to SVG, and you can use PDFNet SDK to dynamically (i.e.
in memory) convert TIF/PNG/JPG/GIF/BMP etc to PDF.
Regarding embedded SVG images, PDF2SVG has an option that will produce
'stand-alone' SVG files by embedding all images.