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From Jörn Kottmann <kottm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Images in the tools docbook
Date Mon, 11 Oct 2010 15:36:22 GMT
  Here is a nice link:

Depending on the format we have one of the two cases:
1. Viewport is larger than the image, image will be rendered
in its intrinsic size (will look nice)
2. Viewport is smaller than the image, image will be clipped

In our formats both cases can occur at the same time,
usually the html viewport area is larger than the letter
pdf viewport area.

In my opinion we want the image to be scaled down
to the (pdf) viewport area if it is larger instead of clipping it.
And it  should not be scaled up (to html viewport size) if it is smaller,
then it should be rendered in its intrinsic size.
But I cannot find a way to specify that.

If that is not possible, we might have to make sure that all images
are scaled to a size which make them fit into the smallest
viewport we have.

One reason the scale parameter is behaving so differently
between pdf and html, might be that the html version
does not know about the intrinsic image size.
Marshall, do we use the graphic size extension?


On 10/11/10 3:17 PM, Jörn Kottmann wrote:
>  On 10/11/10 1:56 PM, Thilo Götz wrote:
>> On 10/11/2010 13:17, Jörn Kottmann wrote:
>>>   The images are scaled nicely now in both versions, thanks to 
>>> Marshalls
>>> tip to use the width param instead of the scale param.
>>> I scanned trough the pdf and added width="5.7in" to all images
>> Frankly, I think using absolute numbers as scale parameter
>> is not a good idea.  For example, our default format for the
>> PDF docs is "letter", a format that's not used in large parts
>> of the world.  If you format the docs as A4 so you can properly
>> print them in your neck of the woods, the page width is different.
>> For html, it's usually a good idea not to scale the graphics at
>> all, if necessary, this can be done by the browser.
> Yes that is true, my browser did a good job scaling the images,
> its just the pdf generator which cannot properly scale the images.
> The two solutions we found up to now, are using the width
> parameter or pre-scaling the image itself.
> Both solutions have the fixed scaling issue. When I optimize with
> pre-scaling for letter format and the current page layout, then it might
> not look nice if something changes, e.g. its printed on A4 or additional
> text is inserted.
> I will try to experiment with the scalefit parameter, which tries to
> scale the image as large as possible.
> Jörn

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