Re: World's Largest Bug (was: Re: Doing your own graphics)

Subject: Re: World's Largest Bug (was: Re: Doing your own graphics)
From: Tim Altom <taltom -at- IQUEST -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 09:26:00 EST

At 11:05 PM 5/17/96 -0800, you wrote:
>On Fri, 17 May 1996 09:57:42 -0400, Jack DeLand wrote:

>>I have never found a drawing created in CorelDraw (any version) then
>>exported out to BMP to be anything but trouble in a compiled HLP or Viewer
>>file. And this is at several companies, over several years, and mucho
>>falvors of Windows. Don't know WHAT it is.

>Don't feel too bad - the OS/2 version of DRAW! v2.5 (the ORIGINAL
>32-bit CorelDRAW!) has the same problem exporting to bitmapped formats
>(including TIFs, GIFs, and just about everything else). The most
>reliable methods I've come across is either using products that can
>import .CDR files, or exporting from DRAW! as metafiles (.WMFs with
>Windows versions, .METs for the OS/2 version).


If it's any consolation, I don't think any drawing package does diddly
saving as bitmaps, but then they're not expected to, are they? Drawing
packages specialize in drawings, not bitmap graphics. Their forte' is
described graphics, not mapped ones. It's always harsh trying to go from
vector to bitmap. The best solution is to stick with paint packages for
bitmaps and leave Corel and its competitors to the vector arena in which
they perform so well. I like Corel there. I've used it extensively for
mechanical representations. But for bitmaps it's a great video game.

Tim Altom
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