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RE: New member & SVG Printing performance

From: Michael Bierman <mbierman@Adobe.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 13:06:42 -0700
To: "ERTZ Olivier" <ertz@eivd.ch>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NIEELDHFCPFLANKKAHOEEEBKCDAA.mbierman@adobe.com>
Ertz,

Adobe SVG Viewer does not yet support true PostScript® printing. Instead, we
use some of the same Adobe graphics libraries that are used in Acrobat,
Photoshop, and Illustrator to render the current view of the SVG to a high
quality raster image. To do this, we ask the opperating system what the
resolution of the selected printer is, and try to rasterize to that
resolution. Effectively, we're rasterizing on the desktop, rather than
having the PostScript interpreter on the printer do the job. The drawback to
this solution is that in some cases, the file can be large--especially when
compared to the efficent, small download size of the original SVG!

Certainly it is possible to to convert the SVG to PostScript and send the
PostScript to the printer and Adobe knows something about PostScript so you
might expect to see PostScript printing in a future release, but I can not
comment further because, as a matter of policy, we don't comment on features
of unreleased products in public forums.

...............................
Michael Bierman
Senior Product Manager, SVG Product Marketing
mbierman@adobe.com   http://www.adobe.com/svg

Adobe Systems - everywhere you lookTM
345 Park Avenue
San Jose, California 95110



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> From: www-svg-request@w3.org [mailto:www-svg-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> ERTZ Olivier
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 5:14 AM
> To: www-svg@w3.org
> Subject: New member & SVG Printing performance
>
>
> Hello everybody,
>
> I'm new in SVG and my work is about printing performance on the
> Web via a standard browser.
> In the SVG Adobe Tutorial, I read about printing that
> "SVG images are capable of printing at the maximum resolution
> of any printer". That mean SVG make possible high-resolution
> printing. But how ? Is there some primitives in SVG that
> request the printer for resolution capabilities (dpi) and then
> recalculate the image printing-optimized ?
> Could someone tell me what's about that ?
>
> Thank you in advance...
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> ERTZ Olivier  -  Collaborateur Scientifique Webmapping
>  MicroGIS / EIVD - LAUSANNE Switzerland
>
> Mél : ertz@eivd.ch (boulot)   -   ertz@free.fr (perso)
> Tél : (+41)(0)21 316 98 37   Mob : (+33)(0)6.64.13.84.08
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
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