[pdftex] Image transparency

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 21 10:31:16 CEST 2001

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Hans Hagen wrote:

> At 08:45 PM 6/20/01 +0100, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
> >This is the pdftex group, and png is the bitmapped image format that pdftex
> >supports best.  It does not support gif.  What have `The major browsers'
> >got to do with it?  They do not display pdf at all!
> they do kind of, since the plug in model allows them to display pdf; on

Yes, I know full well that they can load another application to view pdf
(even on real operating systems), but then they could do that to view png
too. What I wrote is I believe accurate.

I nearly said that I thought the advice was outdated: Netscape 4.7, 6.01 and
IE5.5 seem fine with all my png images.

> windows you can use the apple movie player plug in to display lots of
> graphic formats, like png. Unfortunately this is not trivial to set up
> since some of those suffix-program relations are set in the file browser,
> some are burried in the registry, others are kind of hard coded, etc.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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