Re: New book on Mathematica Graphics is needed

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg18909] Re: New book on Mathematica Graphics is needed*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 14:27:48 -0400*Organization*: Universitaet Leipzig*References*: <7nefgm$23c@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi Ted, > When would one want to use Hierarchical Data Format, never if you don't know what it is look at http://www.hdfinfo.com/home.html > MAT matrix format, PNG format, portable graymap format, > portable pixmap format, portable anymap format, If you are working with bitmap images you need one format. It should allow - RGB and palette images - alpha channel for masks - loss less compression. The format depends on the other programs you use. > Mathematica system-independent raster graphics format ? You need never this format because there are no other programs that can work with this format. > > Look at al the flavors of PostScript available: > Encapsulated PostScript A text/TeX document with one or two figures form Mathematica > Mathematica abbreviated PostScript A TeX document with several Mathematica images. Add the PostScripHeader.tr to the document and use only the smaler abbreviated PostScript files > Encapsulated PostScript with device independent preview > Encapsulated PostScript with TIFF preview Some word processors have non PostScript interpreter and will show you the bitmap preview on screen instead of the rendered PostScript image. > PostScript image format Bitmaps ? There is in fact no reason to use this format. It is always better to save a jpeg or TIFF image and convert the compressd form to PostScript than to use the uncompressed bitmap of Mathematica > When would one want to use each type of PostScript ? > > When would I want to use the various sound formats ? > They include: > AIFF format > nu law encoding (.au) > sound file format What does your music software/ microphon software produce ? > > The Help Browser says "In some formats, lists of frames for > animated graphics can be given". It clearly says this can be > done for with GIF format. In what other formats can we export > animations ? > Quick Time may be on a Mac, MPEG not. Regards Jens