Making a Sketchpad image into a GIF image
If you create an image on the Macintosh, e.g. by saving a Sketchpad
file as a picture (in PICT format on the Mac or in WMF format in Windows),
you will get a picture that can be read natively by the machine on which
you saved it. In order to use this file on a Web page, you will
have to put it into a universal format such as GIF or JPEG. Once you have a
graphical image of your sketchpad, here is how to put it in GIF format
On the Macintosh
You will use the "GIF Converter" program to convert your picture
- Start the program GIF Converter.
- Under the File menu, select Open, and choose your file to open.
- There are many ways to manipulate your file within GIF
Converter, such as cropping. They should be fairly self-explanatory.
- When you have an image you like, under the File menu, select Save As.
- Change the File Type button to GIF. Edit the name to be of the
form filename.gif, and save.
- You now have a GIF file, the proper format for the Web. Save it
in the same place you keep the rest of your Web pages.
The Geometry Center Home Page
Author: Evelyn Sander, edited by Heidi Burgiel and John McDonald
Created: Jun 09 1996 ---
Last modified: Jun 11 1996