Re: Importingf a PICT
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- Subject: [mg2064] Re: Importingf a PICT
- From: kluge at seuss.cc.utexas.edu ()
- Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 20:34:32 -0400
- Organization: Computation Center, University of Texas
cthiel at cello.gina.calstate.edu (Chris Thiel) wonders:
>I can cut and paste a scanned image into a notebook, but I would like to
>draw on top of these images (they're topo maps, actually). Is there a way
>of importing these PICTS so that they have a variable name (so I can use
>the standard Show to combine Graphic objects on top of the image?)
I found the following procedure to be useful to do what you ask on
a Macintosh. (I assume you are using a Mac since you are dealing with
PICT format files). There are undoubtedly other ways to do this as well.
I use Open Special... to open the file with the PICT image in it.
This pops up a dialog box in which I specify:
Just extract PICT/TEXT/snd
List all file types in Open dialog box
Locate and select the file with the PICT image. The PICT image will be
loaded into a separate notebook. Cut and paste the graphic into your main
notebook (or if you are happy work with it in the new notebook). Select the
graphic, then from the Graph pulldown menu select "Convert to InputForm".
Once this conversion is done, use <shift>-<return> to execute the resulting
Mathematica code. You now have a graphic with the label Out[n] that you
can manipulate with, for example, with Show[%n, ... ].
University of Texas at Austin
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