[lug] Postscript question

Wayde Allen wallen at boulder.nist.gov
Mon Aug 7 14:27:26 MDT 2000

On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Michael J. Hammel wrote:

> Thus spoke Chris Riddoch
> > Ah! If the process of generating the postscript from the raster image
> > is the same as using Gimp's export filter to save the image in
> > postscript form, that's exactly what I'm trying to work with.
> It's not.  I wrote a postscript program to create the same image in vector
> form as it appears in raster form, but I didn't "include" the raster image
> in the postscript program in any way.
> > The postscript I wrote by hand simply defines a card, draws several
> > copies of it in the appropriate places on the page, then shifts the
> > whole thing to match my printer's margin.
> That's what mine does, but it also does some simple 3D shading (to make a
> colored sphere) and some other graphics tricks.  Not efficient, but it
> works.  What it doesn't do is include a raster image (which in Postscript
> is a huge section of pixel data using - I think - an "image" construct).
> > I'm trying to include (or refer to a file of) the Gimp's postscript
> > output in the postscript I wrote by hand that defines the card.
> I don't know how to do that yet.  I didn't dig that deep.  In fact, I tried
> to figure out how to include a raster image into a Postscript program but
> the book I had didn't have a very good example of that, so I just punted
> and redrew the graphics using postscript code.
> > I suspect that would show me just what I need.
> I'll send the postscript program in a separate, direct email.

I'm also pretty certain that I know someone who has a LaTeX script for
making business cards too, if that would help?  I think that the box
commands and the graphics package would do what you want. 

- Wayde
  (wallen at boulder.nist.gov)

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