Re: [R] resolution (dpi) problem

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 16:20:35 -0400

On 27/04/2008 2:05 PM, Ben Bolker wrote:
> Slightly off-topic, but I have been slightly surprised
> in recent years at how much trouble I have with the
> graphics people at journals -- I have been asked for
> TIFF files when I submit PDF, PostScript instead of
> PDF, TIFF instead of PNG ... I can do most of these
> things by regenerating the figure or using ImageMagick,
> ps2pdf,pdf2ps, etc., but it really surprises me that the graphics
> departments of major academic publishers don't seem to
> be able to translate between standard,
> well-behaved vector formats and bitmaps, or between
> different kinds of standard bitmaps.
> Maybe they (a) want to save time by making sure
> authors do these conversions or (b) don't have their
> experts on the front desk ... ?

I think it's a variation on both. In order to save money they make the authors do all possible work; in order to save money they don't bother hiring anyone who knows how to do anything.

Then they raise their subscription rates.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Sun 27 Apr 2008 - 20:24:54 GMT

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