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Importing and retaining graphics

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg75169] Importing and retaining graphics
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 04:32:02 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University

OK, I've learned that

   Import["/Users/AES/Desktop/myImage.jpg"]

will import an image from my Mac desktop into a notebook, and then

   Show[%, ImageSize->3*72]

will display it.  But:

1)  How do I then "freeze" or retain that graphic or that image, in a 
displayed or rendered form, as a permanently retained and displayed 
image cell in this notebook, with the two lines above deleted?  

2) Is there an easier way, on a Mac, to Drag and Drop, or Copy and 
Paste, a JPEG image like this (or a PDF page), from the Finder or some 
Mac app into a notebook, as a permanently retained cell in that 
notebook?  (Permanently retained until explicitly deleted, that is.)

3)  What Format => Style do I assign to "permanently retained image 
cells" like this?  

(I'd prefer that they not have the same style as graphics cells that are 
generated anew each time the notebook is executed; I don't want them to 
be selected when I Option-click on an generated image cell boundary, or 
to be included in animations of generated cells.)

4)  Would Wolfram maybe want to add to the Help documentation for 
Import[] a pointer to the use of $Path?  

Took me a lot of searching around before I discovered how to format the 
right path, and what paths Import[] actually searched.


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