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psd->xsl-fo workflow / background-images

From: Ari Army <armyofda12mnkeys@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:23:31 -0500
Message-ID: <797650581001280923q6e79013drdba6bbcdab0dac2c@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Hello all,
Had a question about psd->xsl-fo workflow (+ xsl-fo background-images) ...

I have a Photoshop .psd sent to me with Image->Image Size properties of:
Pixel Dimensions: 2550px x 3300px
Document Size: 8.5in x 11in at 300 px/in resolution...

I wanted to crop out the header and use that image in a static region as a
background image (plus i would have some header text overlaid onto it, hence
why i want to use a block/background-image vs a fo:external-graphic).

So i cropped out the header and set in on a header region's single block for
now, on a xsl-fo page that is 8.5in x 11in... but the image shows up WAYYYY
too big. I assumed cause it is 300px/in resolution (but i thought print/pdf
should be 300 and web 72). Anyway I changed the resolution to 72, but the
vector-y image loses quality and doesnt fit still perfectly (had to mess
with Pixel Dimensions to get it just right). Id rather just use a good
quality gif and possibly resize it within the pdf if it doesnt lose quality
that way...

So anyone have a good workflow to convert psd's?

and also is there a way i can set the width and height of background image,
so i can just use the good 300resolution header? (...maybe but not sure...
do a content-width on a fo:external-graphic and maybe do absolute
positioning on it so i can overlay text on it in the header)

Thanks for any ideas!,
Received on Thursday, 28 January 2010 17:24:03 UTC

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