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Realtime Creation of Graphic Art Productions from Text, Vectors, and Images

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084698D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Giddings, GM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is described for making graphic art productions from text, vectors and images in realtime. The method comprises the steps of: 1) scanning an object in order to produce an image on a raster driven display surface such as a TV monitor; 2) positioning a cursor in order to delineate various figures (lines, rectangles, circles, etc.) on the same display surface, or to indicate the starting position of text; 3) keying and registration of text for display on the same surface at the indicated position; 4) selection of colors, line styles, figure types, and type fonts; 5) erasing, correcting, or adding to the composite image until the creator is satisfied with the final result; and 6) photocopying the composite from the display surface.

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Realtime Creation of Graphic Art Productions from Text, Vectors, and Images

A method is described for making graphic art productions from text, vectors and images in realtime. The method comprises the steps of: 1) scanning an object in order to produce an image on a raster driven display surface such as a TV monitor; 2) positioning a cursor in order to delineate various figures (lines, rectangles, circles, etc.) on the same display surface, or to indicate the starting position of text; 3) keying and registration of text for display on the same surface at the indicated position; 4) selection of colors, line styles, figure types, and type fonts; 5) erasing, correcting, or adding to the composite image until the creator is satisfied with the final result; and 6) photocopying the composite from the display surface.

The method may be implemented by an apparatus formed from a computer driven, interactive display system with an input scanning device connected to it. The display system can be programmed to provide a variety of interactive picture creating functions for the user.

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