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[REBOL] graphic file conversion Re:

From: petr::krenzelok::trz::cz at: 5-Aug-2000 8:08

[galtbarber--MailAndNews--com] wrote:
> Hi, I just did a screen snapshot in windows, > then pasted it into paint and the saved > and you get an enormous uncompressed windows > bmp. Could I use some trick in Rebol/View > to turn it into a gif file or other nice format? > I know View must be able to read gif jpg and > maybe some others in order to render them > on faces. Can it write them, too? > Is there some lousy gif patent that lets > you provide gif readers but not gif writers? >
Sadly - it can't. Although REBOL's philosophy is - load and save, and you have to get the same result. Try loading some image though, and you will recognise 'save will save it in rebol format, rather than back to .jpg e.g. REBOL lack something as we know as Amiga datatypes. Hmm, now they are saying they go for e-commerce. Hmm, some e-commerce products know how to deal with various formats. I wonder if we will not get something like Amiga datatypes, as Carl surely knows the value and openess of such architecture. Current image format manipulation is really a toy for quick builds of reb-forms, catalogues, etc., just don't try to save back to .jpg, .gif or .bmp ;-) PS: leaving for one-week vacation to The High Tatras ... see you guys next week ... Cheers, -pekr-