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Old 03-14-2005, 05:14 PM   #1
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I need to blow up a 800x600 gif to output to this H.P. plotter at 44".

I have acces, here at work, to Photoshop, Autocad, and Soliworks.

Can one of these convert the gif and output to the plotter?
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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I need to blow up a 800x600 gif to output to this H.P. plotter at 44".

I have acces, here at work, to Photoshop, Autocad, and Soliworks.

Can one of these convert the gif and output to the plotter?
Just scale the plot up to fit sheet size at plot time. The app doesn't matter that much. Be aware...800x600 on a 44" sheet will only look decent from about 40' away.
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:25 PM   #3
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Jack up the resolution in PS. Its not going to look perfect, but hella better than tossing the gif straight there.
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:31 PM   #4
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That's really the point...keeping resolution. I could simply raise the res. but sacrifice teh "clarity" of the pic.

To do that it needs to be converted to a vector based format (or was that rastor?). I just don't know how and if any of these programs can do it.
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:36 PM   #5
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I can convert bitmap graphics to vector-based ones in one of my Corel apps (CorelTRACE). I'm sure Photoshop can do something similar.
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:41 PM   #6
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That's really the point...keeping resolution. I could simply raise the res. but sacrifice teh "clarity" of the pic.

To do that it needs to be converted to a vector based format (or was that rastor?). I just don't know how and if any of these programs can do it.
Misunderstood your original question. Certain flavors of AutoCAD can do it, and depending on the complexity of the original, straight ACAD can do a pretty good job by using the PLINE command.

I used CorelTRACE way back when with excellent results.
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:49 PM   #7
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I used CorelTRACE way back when with excellent results.
Yeah, it's a really nifty app. Here's the NASIOC logo converted to Illustrator format, for example: www.kaiser.dreamhost.com/OT_stuff/nasioc_logo.ai
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:52 PM   #8
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Yah, youre gonna need to get whatever the gif is redrawn in a program like corel or illustrator. Thats what plotters use, and youll get some crappy jagged lines with a gif or any other img tag like tif or jpg.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:01 PM   #9
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Depends on what the GIF looks like - what kind of image it is.

You could just trace the image in Photoshop using Paths and then plot it at whatever rez you wanted it to be. But ofcourfse if its a photo, then its not really good source material for tracing. You could also trace it in AutoCAD, but since you have PS, it would be easier there.
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