I think your comparison is not correct. JAP is useful for a splitting one letter-size PDF page on two (or more) small (it's only way for comfortable reading imho). Also it gives a full control on the sub-pages location (if you need to pick out diagram or picture). Many people used JAP for a months beginning from v. 0.9 :-) (it was announced in June 2006 at www.the-ebook.org
Unfortunatelly I can't get PDFrasterFarian working (RAR gives CRC error on the 3-rd archive) but if you upload your test pdf I can make some pictures from JAP output.
Here are my tests:
source file: http://files.ebook.googlepages.com/c...espiration.pdf
and picture (Jinke V8 & Reader, Jinke looks better because of using internal bitmap format):
Could you please test PDFrasterFarian with my file and post pictures? Thanks.
P.S. Thanks for testing, I updated a little bit a lrf plugin. New version available at usual location now.