On 8/28/14 3:43 AM, Mark Crutch wrote:
Ah, yes, once again, not quite enough information from me.
<G> In our case, we are just dealing with the vector
objects. And want the jpgs instead of PNG to save space on the hard
drive, and be able to upload to the company's servers, 7-8 miles
away, by way of Paris.
But you are correct when dealing with photos and a jpg photo up
front. I just had that issue, but at the end it wasn't a problem.
The image was far larger than needed, so created the transparent
part first. Then resized, and the residual stuff disappeared. Even
if there are a couple of stray pixels, the images are for PowerPoint
presentations, so no one will have a magnifying glass to find them.
No, Inkscape doesn't have to. But, if the user is like me, and
wants to maximize their time to be efficient, a program that does
the same thing (vector drawing) but does export JPG, that program
saves me time. That time savings seems to be something that is
eluding some people.
But don't forget to consider, the users at the other end may be
using older systems and older software. Not everyone can afford, or
sees any need, to have the latest and greatest of everything. When
talking about any computer related topic, you should always consider
the possibility someone in the group simply may not have the newer
versions of X. And you have to work to that level.
As I noted in another message, my friend was apparently doing
something wrong, because PNG does work in Office 2010. As for the
software being broken if a PNG doesn't work directly, if the program
is supposed to work but doesn't, it's possibly broken. You need to
try other PNG files, perhaps the one you're working with is
corrupt. But, if the program isn't supposed to support PNG, the
program isn't broken, it simply doesn't have the feature you want.
Just like I want Inkscape to export to JPG. That doesn't make
Inkscape broken, it just doesn't do what I want/look for. Like a
car that only has AM radio, but you want FM also.
I didn't consider it harsh at all, since it's not new information to