Can someone explain

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 16:41:38 EST 2010


You could look at snapshot (import or export) depending on what you want to
do.  Doesn't 'convert' but at least you can end up with an image that looks
like your graphic.

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 2:36 PM, Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu> wrote:

>
> 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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