From: "Ian Buckner"
Subject: Re: Graphics Quality...jpg, png, tiff
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 10:12:22 -0000
Organization: Agilent Technologies
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"Nico Coesel" wrote in message
> Jim Weir wrote:
> >With a couple of proprietary drafting packages (CM2K and
Autosketch), I can only
> >save images easily by "printing" them to .pdf and then going in to
> >exporting them as jpg, png, or tiff formats.
> That's a cumbersome route and you'll always lose quality, unless you
> create 600dpi pictures.
> >Presuming that I care less about file size (hard disks being dimes
per meg these
> >days), which of these formats should I use to preserve the maximum
> >detail in the image (some grayscale, some color)?
> Vector formats are by far superior to pixel-oriented formats when it
> comes to drawings.
> >One additional constraint is that I'm going to take whatever format
I have and
> >import it into Paintshop and save it as a bmp for import into my
> What software are you using for your manuals? I'm always using a
> vector format (DXF, WMF) to import drawings. This results in small
> files which can be editted fast and higher quality pictures. The
> bigger the picture, the slower the word-processor.
> Reply to nico@nctdevpuntnl (punt=.)
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In Autosketch you can export the file in wmf format, which is small
retains the vector attributes. I don't know about CM2K, but as Nico
sticking to a vector format is by far the best way, so check if this