A good tip when rendering unusual aspect ratio images
is to set the viewport with the same aspect ratio as
the final rendered image to better use the image area.
It also helps to avoid unexpected crops due to the change in the
On Mon, 4 Feb 2002, DeLano, Warren wrote:
> The resolution field in images is not uniformly supported or
> understood, so the safest policy is to ignore it and stick with 72 dpi
> for your images. As far as I can tell from the man page, PNG format
> doesn't even support a DPI field. Just make sure that your image
> contain enough pixels to look good when reduced. The page layout staff
> at the journal are usually professionals and will take care of adjusting
> the final image size and resolution provided that you give them enough
> pixels to start with.
> For example, if you are submitting something which will end up being
> 4x3 inches when published, then you want to give them a 4x300=1200 by
> 3x300=900 pixel image. Thus, use the command "ray 1200,900" and then
> save the file. For submission, you'll probably need to use Photoshop or
> the ImageMagick "convert" command to convert this file into something
> they can handle.
> To cite PyMOL, either use the URL:
> Warren L. DeLano "The PyMOL Molecular Graphics System."
> DeLano Scientific, San Carlos, CA, USA. http://www.pymol.org
> or cite the manual as a book
> Warren L. DeLano (2002) "The PyMOL User's Manual"
> DeLano Scientific, San Carlos, CA, USA.
> Warren L. DeLano, Ph.D.
> Informatics Manager
> Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
> 341 Oyster Point Blvd.
> S. San Francisco, CA 94080
> (650)-266-3606 FAX:(650)-266-3501
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jason Yano [mailto:jkyano@...]
> > Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 10:33 AM
> > To: DeLano, Warren
> > Subject: Resolution increase
> > Hey Warren,
> > I want use one of the images that I made in PyMOL for
> > publication,
> > but I would like to increase the output resolution to 300
> > dpi, right now
> > the program spits out images at 72 dpi. I have tried to do this
> > artificially in photoshop, but the image doesn't look any
> > better. Whats
> > the easest way to increase the resolution?
> > By the way how would you like me to reference the program in the
> > publication?
> > Thanks,
> > Jason
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