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Folks - Now that C-band Difax is dead, we actually have to start using our Unisys contract. We have a Unix box and a good-quality laserprinter, and would like to convert the maps from pcx to postscript and print them out. So far, we haven't found a graphics conversion package that works:xv produces 72x72 resolution images which are of poor quality. Surface maps, for example, are unreadable. convert (ImageMagick) produces high-resolution, top-quality graphics.
The postscript files are actually smaller than the ones produced by xv. But the files take 10-20 minutes each to print, while the xv files take only about a minute. At that speed, we can't keep up with the maps. the ppm conversion routines produce huge (several tens of megabytes) postscript files. I haven't even tried printing one. Am I doing something wrong, or missing the magic option? Thanks in advance. - John