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List of possible file extentions

ps
A PostScript file with a compressed image. The image is centered, rotated and scaled to fill the maximum space on a page. This format is convenient for the preparation of transparencies and posters.
eps
An Encapsulated PostScript file with a compressed image, keeping the original dimension and containing a BoundingBox starting at (0,0). It is intended for insertion into other documents.
epsi
Similar to the eps format, but a black and white device-independent preview image is added to the file. This can be used with text processing packages (e.g., Framemaker) to see an approximation of the image on the screen.
gif
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF). Use this format when you want to keep files or transfer them to other computers. It is also convenient for visualisation on screen, e.g., with the xv program of John Bradley (used by Mosaic).
pcx
The PCX format is used by IBM PC.
pict
The PICT format is used on Macintosh. It is intended for transferring images to a Macintosh, although the GIF format can also be used (e.g. there is a Macintosh GIF Converter by Kevin A. Mitchell).
ppm
The Portable PixMap format, which is part of the PBM+ library by Jef Poskanzer. Use it and a routine from the PBM+ library if you wish to have the image in a format not mentioned above.

The main differences between xpick and similar tools for capturing screen information of an X Windows server, like xgrabsc, xwd, xv, and XtoPS are:



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Janne Saarela
Tue May 16 13:43:26 METDST 1995