9.355 text to image

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 4 Dec 1995 21:25:12 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 355.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: Deian Hopkin <hopkin@lgu.ac.uk> (55)
Subject: Re: 9.341 text to image

[2] From: Jack Kayser <KayserJ@lafvax.lafayette.edu> (15)
Subject: giffing small text

Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 13:01:33 -0500 (EST)
From: Deian Hopkin <hopkin@lgu.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 9.341 text to image

Of course there is always PaintShop Pro which is available via from
Hensa, University of Lancaster and, I am sure, lots of other places. I
have only used it for limited purposes - TIF to GIF,BMP but it looks as
though it can handle most things. It is also very intuitive and easy -
excellent resizing facility.

Deian Hopkin
London Guildhall University

Date: Mon, 04 Dec 1995 10:20:52 -0500
From: Jack Kayser <KayserJ@lafvax.lafayette.edu>
Subject: giffing small text

It was brought to my attention that you are having trouble making GIFs of
small text.
Here is my solution:

I use Canvas on a Mac to create a graphic, which includes small text.
Canvas is also commercially available in a Windows version.

I save the file in Canvas as a PICT file.

I load the file into GIF Converter (Mac shareware) and then save it in a
GIF format, which is compatible with the Web.

A good example of the product can be found at:


Please let me know it this helps or if you need more information.

Jack Kayser
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lafayette College