Re: postscript file conversion problem

From: Verica Savic-Jovcic <verica_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:27:56 -0800

Hi Cathy,

I usually make .epsi figure in NCL, then do "eps2eps fig.epsi
fig.eps" and then use "convert" to change the format to either .pdf
or .gif or .jpg. That way, the white space is taken care of and
figures are quite clear.

Good luck,


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On Nov 8, 2006, at 3:12 PM, Cathy Smith wrote:

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> All, We have a script that successfully produces a ps file. We would
> like a gif for a webpage. Convert works to produce a gif. However,
> that
> gif has too much white space so after much tweaking, we came up with
> convert -trim +repage -border 20x20 -bordercolor white
> file.gif
> to produce a smaller image with only a 20pix border.
> Our problem is that the the image appears correctly using xv and in
> Safari. In Firefox and in photoshop, the actual plot is mostly chopped
> off the image and is at the bottom of white space. It seems that
> various
> imaging programs interpret the gif differently, perhaps confusing page
> location and image location.
> We run convert 5.5 on Sunos.
> Does anyone know how to successfully convert the image to gif and
> remove
> the white space? Is there a way to produce gif's directly or to
> produce
> a ps that is small in the first place?
> Thanks for any ideas. I'm happy to try everything out.
> Cathy Smith
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