[pdftex] Re: Best bitmap image format?
lefevrol at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 2 03:37:11 CET 2006
> Assuming the stored image has the actual pixel values from the screen,
> you should be able to undo the distortion with a \resizebox.
True. I will try to find out. I was assuming that they did perturb the
> Unless you are actually working with image data in the application,
> the Windows graphics system gets instructions to draw objects. If you
> can capture those instructions in a metafile and convert to pdf
The problem is that I need to create multiple thumbnails of specific
portions of the GUI: how would I subset the metafile except by loading
it into an image editor and taking a snapshot? Maybe one could apply a
mask or clipping frame directly in the MF or PS code but there is a
danger that you'd still be drawing the whole image behind the scene,
which would be extremely inefficient: for N snapshots you'd be drawing
the entire image N times.
> It won't matter that much if the screens are uncluttered and the viewing
> equipment not too different from the screen used to make the images.
Yes, given that I won't be showing the whole GUI but small details of
it, they can be shown in real size.
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