Pinned topic Use .GIF and .JPG instead of .WMF/.BMP
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Are there any development efforts to enable SA to expand the image library to include .GIF and .JPG images? It seems that we are only limited to .WMF/.BMP. We like the versatility/presentation of VISIO graphics, but the robustness of SA. Sometimes diagrams are redrawn in VISIO just for the better presentation, which is sometimes annoying.
Updated on 2013-03-01T14:20:23Z at 2013-03-01T14:20:23Z by Ch3
Re: Use .GIF and .JPG instead of .WMF/.BMP2013-02-25T10:06:45ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Use web-application for parsing exported diagram xml file and for redrawing diagram with any images that you wish for. For example, use GD2 php lib to make picture from any parsed xml. SA - is just a repository. Use web application to make convinient reports, search engine and so on.
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Re: Use .GIF and .JPG instead of .WMF/.BMP2013-02-28T17:00:25ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.This response is under the assumption that you're talking about using .WMF files as symbols and .BMP as the icons.
I've had some success in creating .wmf files within visio itself. You can create a visio diagram for the symbol, complete with text, etc. It can take a little time to get it scaling correctly but I've been able to create some very clean symbols and use them effectively. You wont have the ability to colour the symbols or change the line styles but you'll get something pretty.
On the output side, I've found BMP to be sufficient, other than the size. I've seen some info in the API for PNG/JPG outputs but I haven't explored that avenue yet.
Hope this helps a bit.
Re: Use .GIF and .JPG instead of .WMF/.BMP2013-02-28T20:46:25ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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Re: Use .GIF and .JPG instead of .WMF/.BMP2013-03-01T14:20:23ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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