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Graphics Picture Conversion Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058189D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Swix, SR [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a program that converts computer graphics pictures between a selected set of formats. A wide variety of computer graphics artistic packages have been developed that permit the user to save a picture from the display memory to a computer file for storage and later retrieval. Unfortunately, most of these packages have storage formats and methods that are incompatible with one another, and prevent a user from using the pictures generated in one package as input to a differing package. This incompatibility often forces a user to recreate a picture manually for each package desired, and restricts the user from taking advantage of the unique functions and operations of different packages to produce a single picture.