[pdftex] Color gradient with pdflatex
joerg.ebeling at shbe.net
Sat Apr 8 10:47:00 CEST 2006
Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>>>>>>"Martin" == Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> writes:
> > On 2006-04-07 21:56:50 +0200, Jörg Ebeling wrote:
> >> Does anybody knows a package with which color gradients could be
> >> build BUT don't require the PSTricks package ?!
> > Check out MetaPost;
>You probably need MetaFun in order to use real PDF color gradients.
> > or you can directly use PDF operands with \pdfliteral.
>It's easier to use higher-level commands as provided by pgf. Even the
>low-level commands of pgf provide an abstraction layer to make them
>independent of the output format, i.e. they will work with pdftex (PDF
>output), dvipdfm, and dvips and even with tex4ht!
Wooow, just made a fast look to "pgf" which seems to be really
I haven't known this package even I develope since years in LaTeX.
This package will solve some other workarounds I made during the last years.
Lot thanks for this great info !!
>In other words, you can have inline graphics in plain/LaTeX/Context
>documents and can produce output files in PDF, PostScript or HTML.
>If you produce HTML, the graphics will be in SVG.
>There are a few things you cannot do with pgf (yet) which you can do
>with MetaPost/MetaFun or pstricks. Anyway, the LaTeX picture
>environment and PicTeX are completely obsolete now and cannot be
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