Four methods to convert a logo picture into

A pdf transparent file.

First you need a picture in some format. The following ways of converting pictures vary, select the one that fits your needs.

 You want transparency? Method 1 (*): Your logo must be in eps or ps format and must be already transparent.  (I think APS ghostcript can convert mostly any picture into eps transparent, I am not sure how though).  You also need ghostview (free). ·       Open Ghostview  and open your logo file. ·       Under File, select Convert. ·       Make sure the PDFwrite is selected Click Ok, and select a name for your pdf-file.

 You want pdf transparency? Method 2(*): (Latex (free) and WinEdt (shareware) required. Now there is another way of converting a logo (your logo might not be transparent) from eps or ps to pdf, the advantage is that your logo becomes transparent automatically: Suppose your logo has a name: dolphin and it is located at c:\peter\dolphin.eps (in the following example I added a word to my logo to create a new logo) This is what you need to do: 1.   Latex the following file and name it logo.tex \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{epsfig} \setlength{\textheight}{24.5cm} \newcommand{\logo}{\epsfig{figure=c:/peter/dolphin.eps,width=100pt}}. \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} \ \vspace{19cm} \begin{tabular}{cc} \hspace{-3cm}  $\logo$ & \begin{tabular}{c}             {\hspace{-.4cm}\Huge \textbf{ I love Dolphins}}  \  \\ \\ \\           \end{tabular} \end{tabular} \end{document}   2.   Once you are satisfied with the output, do a dvitopdf under winedt: Done! Your logo is now logo.pdf and it is pdf-transparent!!!!!!!!!! (If this option works for you and you love it, send me an e-mail to Jorge.garcia@csuci.edu, it is my invention) 3.   Note: I think you can also achieve the same even if you file is in jpg format, but instead of using  {\epsfig{figure=c:/peter/dolphin.eps,width=100pt}} you will Use the corresponding instruction to include pictures in jpg format. You want pdf transparency? Method 3: There is another way of transforming pictures in any format into pdf format, via the following web-site: http://www.online-utility.org/image_converter.jsp?outputType=PDF    The only problem with this web-site is that if the picture is not transparent the output is not transparent, it is if the original picture is gif-transparent.

 You want pdf transparency? Method 4: There is another way of converting a picture in several formats into pdf format:     You need to download three pieces of software: Pdf995, PdfEdit995 and Signature995 at the website: you first install them. Now how do you use them? Read this: open a word document, insert you logo (gift-transparent) and resize it until you are satisfied, now you can add words etc, now go to: file and select the option print, select the option pdf995 and click ok this will take you to save your logo into a pdf file! The quality of the picture sometimes is not good.

Note,  gimp (free software) can save any picture into eps format (among many others).