But, then I remembered that almost everybody has Flash plugin by now (at least more people than pdf reader or plugin) and Flash also can do smooth scaling. How ward would be to find Flash picture viewer with nice page-flipping transitions.
Than I found several commercial flash page flipping offers (strange how flash community is strictly separated to Open Source and commercial part without much cross-over). If there is so much solution to turn pdf into flash, one of them must be Open Source, right?
And there is! SWFTOOLS is great suite of programs (available in Debian) which has automatic generation of swf files from pdf and even ability to add navigation elements over it. To cut it short, here is little snippet for example usage:
rm tmp/* pdf2swf -p 1-20 -s insertstop magazine.pdf -o tmp/pages.swf swfcombine -o tmp/pages+nav.swf SimpleViewer.swf viewport=tmp/pages.swf jpeg2swf loader.jpg -o tmp/loader.swf swfcombine -o tmp/magazine.swf PreLoader.swf loader=tmp/loader.swf movie=tmp/pages+nav.swf cd tmp && swfdump --html magazine.swf > magazine.html cd -
It's sweet and simple, but navigation which SimpleViewer is giving me is... Somewhat too simple. I would like to have buttons for zoom in/out (or slider) and page number for example. However, other than accidental exposure to haxe I don't know a first thing about Flash. There are at least two CPAN modules with swf support, and I have seen flv media player in one of them, but they look incredibly complicated to me, almost like the source which produce SimpleViewer itself.
To make things worse, there is great tutorial over at SitePoint how to make page flipping using jQuery which I know and like.
Update: To make thing clear, I converted pdf files from my presentations to flash using method described above. Now I would like to replace arrows on top-left with more complex navigation, something like PdfMeNot has done.
Update^2: This was easier than I thought it will be. Following examples on swftools site I found two great viewers, and if that is not enough, I found original author of viewer used at PdfMeNot (scroll down to find download link).