Can someone explain

Devin Asay devin_asay at byu.edu
Mon Nov 29 16:36:50 EST 2010


On Nov 29, 2010, at 2:32 PM, Jonathan Lynch wrote:

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

In LiveCode, you wouldn't. Can't be done as far as I know, although there may be some sages here who could prove me wrong. I believe that high-end vector graphics editors like Illustrator have tools that will attempt to do it. No experience with it myself.

Devin

> 
> 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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