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Re: thumbnails

On Mon, 5 Mar 2001 19:14:52 -0700, David Fanning <davidf@dfanning.com> wrote:
>steve (nobody@nowhere.com) writes:
>> So, Liam, David, ... , is this the best I can do? Would the IDL routines do
>> a vectorized version of the lineart, or just bitmaps? Thanks again for the 
>> tips so far ... 
>I think bitmap is the best we can hope for in the
>present incarnation. :-(
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As I suspected, thanks for confirming that. As long as I'm talking to a 
guru: is there an image format I can use that will display nice in say,
powerpoint, and also produce nice postscript output? I write all my 
routines to display to my X display (in Linux) and then I switch to the
PS device and send everything to a .ps file, making some minor adjustments
for special cases (like bitmapped images mixed with line-art). This makes
very nice postcript output, but now I'm trying to fix what should not 
need to be fixed: I'm taking a scalable format (postscript) and producing
a non-scalable thumbnail (bitmap) for display. I don't want to just dump
my X display to a bitmap format like tiff, gif, jpeg. Since I'm using a
*nix-like system, is there something else I should be doing? I'm a little
afraid of things like Windows Meta File, since Win-xx usually makes postscript
a real chore, and actually, I don't see it in my IDL help. Any suggestions?

Steve S.

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