Importing and retaining graphics
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- 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.