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Re: Printing - please test [was Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] 0.6 Release]
- From: John Tytgat <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 22:39:16 +0200
- Subject: Re: Printing - please test [was Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] 0.6 Release]
In message <44ABEDC2.8050606@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Alex Bligh <alex@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> * When not printing as bitmap, graduated fills have too few steps
> when displayed on screen and possibly on the printer.
> I have narrowed this down to a postscript problem in our own code.
> Essentially we do not check for the halftone screen size in a
> sensible way, and we do not assume a halftone screen size equal to
> a device pixel on contone devices (we use the halftone screensize
> Ghostscript returns as a default - the GS devs say their behaviour
> is right and who am I to argue). This makes PS fills look terrible
> on screen, but they'll be OK when printed out. Volunteers to fix
> the PS routine (or better to fix grad fills so they use L2 PS
> grad fill primatives) very welcome.
Smooth shadings are only from PostScript 3 onwards.
John Tytgat, in his comfy chair at home BASS
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