[PD] higher resolution screen capture

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Thu Jul 19 17:24:27 CEST 2012

HI all - 

I agree with Andres's assessmemt - and I used the 'print' menu item
to get all my figures.

I did have to do one stupid thing which was to increase the font size from
10 to about 11.5 (I think) on all the text - I made a sed script to find
and change the appropriate bits in the postscript file - oherwise the text
comes out differently in teh postscript than it did on the screen.


On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 04:58:10PM +0200, András Murányi wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 4:31 PM, Hans Roels <hans.roels at base.be> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I need pictures of > 300 dpi of a Pd patch to publish them in an article.
> > I generated postscript files with 'print' in the menu but the copy editor
> > wants a better quality. I also enlarged the fonts of the patch and then
> > generated a postscript file but it still isn't good enough. I used screen
> > capture software on windows and linux but with the same -not good enough-
> > result.
> > Has anyone any tips to solve this issue? Maybe someone that has experience
> > with printing Pd patches in books or articles... (for example I notice that
> > in Miller his book the diagonal lines connecting the objects are really
> > diagonal, not in steps...).
> >
> > I need a quick answer and solution for the editor before tomorrow/friday
> > evening! Thanks for any advice...
> >
> > best,
> > Hans r
> >
> Hi Hans,
> The postscript files that Pd generates for me (here on Linux at least) are
> vector-graphic, which means they have a so-to-say "infinite resolution":
> one can zoom into them endlessly and shapes will still be perfect and
> pixel-free. (see attached screenshot of pd-window in the foreground and
> zoomed postscript in the background)
> I suggest that you check that this applies to your postscript files as well
> (take a look into them with Document Viewer in Gnome or Ghostscript on
> Windows) and is they prove to be vector-graphic, you can simply tell the
> editor not to worry and go ahead using them.
> (Of course, if someone opens a postscript file with the wrong program, it
> can look pixelated when it is actually not.)
> András

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