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Re: [school-discuss] Applications / Open Source / Clipart

Mark Rauterkus wrote:
Hi All,

Nuts... I just checked out  http://www.openclipart.org/
and now have to learn about SVG files.

What's that?

And, OpenOffice.org can NOT open the files in the Open Clip Art
library -- as OpenOffice.org does not work with SVG files.

Mark, check some recent postings by myself and others, but in a nutshell, SVG is a vector graphics format, much more efficient in storage and higher quality in output, while what OpenOffice reads are typically bit mapped (.png, .bmp, .gif) or compressed versions thereof (.jpg). There is apparently a licensing issue that is holding up a .svg capability for OpenOffice, no telling when it will be available. Of all the recent schoolforge posts on the subject, the one I liked best as a temporary way to get Open ClipArt into OpenOffice was using ImageMagick for batch converting the existing OpenClipArt .svg files into .png files locally. See the 'bouncing ideas around' thread on the list for this month for more details. Daniel