Re: [R] resolution (dpi) problem

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
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



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