Can someone explain

Jonathan Lynch jonathandlynch at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 16:32:48 EST 2010


So, how would you convert an image to a graphic?

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 4:25 PM, Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu> wrote:

>
> On Nov 29, 2010, at 2:07 PM, Cal Horner wrote:
>
> > I have sifted through the archives and read the documentation and once
> again
> > I am stumped.
> >
> > Here is the question. What is the difference between a graphic and an
> image
> > object? And how do you create an image object from a graphic?
> >
> > As with everything else in Elsie(L. C.) I know the answer will be simple.
> But today I don't feel simple.
>
> A graphic object is a set of defined points and vectors, a mathematical
> formula, if you will. As such it can be scaled and changed with no loss of
> quality. Think MacDraw or Adobe Illustrator.
>
> An image object is a bitmap. Each pixel in the bitmap has a defined color
> (and optionally a transparency value). It will rapidly lose quality if
> resized or reshaped drastically. Think MacPaint or Photoshop.
>
> You can create an image from a graphic by using the import snapshot command
> in LiveCode.
>
> HTH
>
> Devin
>
>
> Devin Asay
> Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
> Brigham Young University
>
>
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