Re: Graphic Images

Subject: Re: Graphic Images
From: Leonard Rosenthol (
Date: Sat Apr 21 2001 - 20:22:07 CDT

At 01:39 PM 4/21/2001 -0400, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
>>When it's possible...
>>As soon as the SVG image uses opacity, you need to create a raster
>>image and send that to the printer instead since PS doesn't support
>>it. I think GnomePrint tries to be smart and actually rasterize only
>>the parts of the page with opacity when generating postscript.
>Yes it does. If you have 1/2 an hour, try printing a GdkPixbuf picture
>with an alpha channel in it from inside of Abi...

         A picture with an alpha channel is a LOT simpler to deal with than
a vector image with separate vector elements with non-100%
opacity. Consider how you'd deal with a line that needs to be drawn at
50% opacity....


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