Re: PICT to WMF on Mac??

Subject: Re: PICT to WMF on Mac??
From: Shauna Jeanne Jones <shauna -at- ALOHA -dot- NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 1996 17:51:16 -1000

We just found out today that WPWIN6.x can import both PICT1 and PICT2. Then
it can be saved as a WPG bitmap, which can then be converted using PaintShop
Pro. FWIW. I know it's multipackaged, or you may not have WPWIN running
around, or whatever ...

At 04:18 AM 1/21/96 -0500, Dan S. Azlin wrote:
>On Fri, 19 Jan 1996, Suzanne Lee wrote:
>> hi -
>> is there any way to convert PICT files to WMF on a Mac? Or PICT on Mac to
>> WFM on a PC? Shareware packages preferred over full-blown, if possible ;-)
>> While we're at it, anyone know an easy way to get PICT on a Mac to bitmap
>> on a PC? We're using a ridculously long, multi-package process.
>Two possibilities suggest themselves:

>1. Transfer the PICT from the MAC to a PC readable disk. Use Hijaak on
>the PC to convert to the desired bitmap format (.wmf/.bmp/.tif/etc).

>2. Using the graphic application used to create the PICT file, export it
>as a TIFF format graphic. Then transfer it to a PC readable disk and
>import the .TIF file into the software of choice.

>The big problem in doing these translations is in dealing with scaling
>errors and font substitutions between platforms. Hijaak Pro is pretty
>good with this, but I still find a clean up necessary on most graphics.

>Good luck.

>Dan Azlin ** WORD ENGINEERS, Technical Writing & Publishing **
>Ph/Fax: 508-921-8908 18 School Street
>Internet: dazlin -at- shore -dot- net Beverly, MA 01915-4851

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