Geoff and Dan,We want a seemless interface to our greta code which uses plplot for all output. Ghostscript and Imagetick introduce whole new software programs.
I have pretty much abandoned the direct PNG code. I finally got
ghostscript to output a PNG image and it looks wonderful. The only problem
is rotating the landscape image to a landscape view. I have been using
ImageMagick to do this. It takes a noticable, but not dreadful amount of
What we can do along these lines is take a postscript file generated by plplot, and then use xv to make it a gif. So again no need for Ghostscript and Imagetick.
Thanks for the info though I'lll keep it in mind
I have also finally figured out where in the postscript file to put some
invisible (background color) text to get acrobat and ghostscript to orient
the PDF page to a landscape view automatically during the PDF creation.
I use the metafile format only now and render the images as needed. This
allows me to include shell scripts and shell commands in my code to get it
I can provide more information and some examples if you guys are interested.
-- ==================================================== Dan Leonard Computer Specialist (Programmer) Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (617) 496-7075