Sending high-res drawings

Bjoern (")
Fri, 09 May 1997 12:38:39 +0200

Bruno Tilgner wrote:
>Despite all our high-tech gadgetry there seems to be no practical method
>to send high-resolution images electronically.

If the image is a line-type drawing, with or without area fill etc.,
you can save it as a HP-GL file (like the SkyMap plot file!)

This can be sent to a LaserJet4 printer or similar (or a HP plotter)
, edited to extract (and enlarge) sections, or printed/viewed
with rasterization programs like PrintGL (max resolution of input file
32768*32768 ? default 1016 dpi). The output is still full device

In Windows, add a "printer" e.g. of type HP7475A, and connect it to
output port "FILE", and select that printer for program output.

A similar technique is with PostScript to FILE, and a PostScript
emulation program, like Ghostscript 3.51 (for users who don't 
have access to a true PostScript printer)

And the files are text files, so they can "easily" be sent with
"all" mail systems (subject to size constraints).


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