Question: What Tools Do You Used For Joining Pictures Into A Panel For Publish?
1
gravatar for chentong.biology
5.7 years ago by
chentong.biology50 wrote:

Hi, everyone,

I am using Microsoft PPT to paste several pictures together as a panel. However, the resolution will be decreased when outputting to tiff pictures.

I wonder if there are other tools that can be used for this with resolution no affected.

Could you please kindly suggest your favorite tools for generating picture panel?

Thanks!

Tong Chen

• 2.4k views
ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.7 years ago by Alex Reynolds28k • written 5.7 years ago by chentong.biology50

Powerpoint is meant for presentations and it automatically reduces the resolution to 72 dpi. For printing you need 300-600 dpi which you can make in the programs mentioned below.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by Pappu1.9k

Thanks for the hints!

ADD REPLYlink written 5.6 years ago by chentong.biology50
6
gravatar for Zev.Kronenberg
5.7 years ago by
United States
Zev.Kronenberg11k wrote:

Gimp, illustrator, [R], image magik, photoshop, latex....

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.7 years ago by Zev.Kronenberg11k
4

http://inkscape.org/ is a great free OSS version of Illustrator. I use it for everything

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by Daniel3.7k

Latex is a great one. I used it sometime before. I will consider use it again. Thanks!

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by chentong.biology50
4
gravatar for Neilfws
5.7 years ago by
Neilfws48k
Sydney, Australia
Neilfws48k wrote:

This is a rather borderline bioinformatics question. I suppose bioinformaticians need to publish :)

Combine multiple images using ImageMagick

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.7 years ago by Neilfws48k

IamgeMagick is great. I will try it. Thanks!

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by chentong.biology50

I just wonder how do you add 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' to the combined picture as published paper? Thanks!

ADD REPLYlink written 5.6 years ago by chentong.biology50
2
gravatar for Alex Reynolds
5.7 years ago by
Alex Reynolds28k
Seattle, WA USA
Alex Reynolds28k wrote:

At this time, I'd still recommend Adobe Illustrator over Inkscape for constructing and editing SVG- or PDF-based figures. It's a better tool, if you can afford it.

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.7 years ago by Alex Reynolds28k
2

Illustrator only runs in windows. Inkscape supports all OS. Also it can export to png and eps.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by Pappu1.9k

Illustrator works in OS X, too, and exports all manner of formats, including PNG and EPS. I'm not saying Inkscape is bad, just that it isn't yet on Illustrator's level. A few more years to work out the UI and stability kinks (improved ability to select subsets of items within layers, not crashing randomly and losing work, and more sensible CMYK support would be nice) and it might be on par, but it just isn't there yet. One open source developer's opinion.

ADD REPLYlink modified 5.7 years ago • written 5.7 years ago by Alex Reynolds28k

I have used illustrator. Its a software bloat taking several giggabytes of space also memory and also seemed very slow to me crushing quite often. Its also 32 bit. Inkscape is much smaller and faster. It rarely crushed for me. The interface may not be so intuitive but there are plenty of youtube video tutorials. I even made several posters in inkscape.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by Pappu1.9k

You should use whatever tool you feel comfortable with. I prefer Illustrator for the reasons I stated.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by Alex Reynolds28k
1

I can't conceive £17 a month (£530 upfront) ever being affordable, when being compared to a (maybe imperfect) version for free. I can afford a macbook, but I wouldn't pay for one when I can use linux.

ADD REPLYlink modified 5.7 years ago • written 5.7 years ago by Daniel3.7k

Thanks for supplying the choice. I think it is a great tool.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.6 years ago by chentong.biology50
1
gravatar for Pappu
5.7 years ago by
Pappu1.9k
Pappu1.9k wrote:

I prefer inkscape for drawing vector images.

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.7 years ago by Pappu1.9k

Thanks, I will try it.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.6 years ago by chentong.biology50
Please log in to add an answer.

Help
Access

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.
Powered by Biostar version 2.3.0
Traffic: 1524 users visited in the last hour