[Kst] Re: branches/work/kst/portto4/kst/src/libkstapp

Nicolas Brisset nicolas.brisset at free.fr
Thu Apr 7 22:34:37 CEST 2011

> >Formats: [ ] bitmap [x] vector
> Checkboxes are certainly the way to go. Two dialogs are way worse than
> it is now.
You're definitely right there. Let's do horizontal radiobuttons:
Image type: [ ] bitmap [x] vector
and update the list when the checked button changes.

Regarding vector formats, I found the following potentially useful info:
- For EPS: http://www.qtcentre.org/threads/23238-QPainting-to-an-eps-file, comment #6 which seems to imply that there exists a trick to achieve EPS printing. It may be worth a try... 
- For PS/PDF: on my Linux box, I can print to PS/PDF file, I don't have the Windows PC right now but I'm not sure it is available. Plus, will users have the idea to look for it there or should we add those options to the export image menu?
- For EMF: we could have a look at the EmfEngine from qtiplot, which is GPL v 3.0 - see http://soft.proindependent.com/emf/
- For direct export to Latex figure code: qtiplot also has something there: http://soft.proindependent.com/qtexengine/

It looks like there are a nice number of options to export to the most ubiquitous vector formats without spending too much time coding. Nice :-)


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