Dear Folks,

I am on a Linux Kubuntu 11.10 on a website for which the client has submitted
1000x288 pixel banner images weighing in at 60 MB each in Adobe Illustrator AI format
PDF 1.4 vintage.

I have tried converting to .png and .jpg using Ghostscript and Imagemagick and can get
files down to 150 kB.

Can anyone suggest a better tool chain/method for what I am attempting.