The CGM Handbook

The CGM Handbook

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A metafile is a mechanism for retaining and transporting graphical data which contains a description of one or more pictures. The CGM is an international standard format for 2-D computer graphics storage and exchange of images. The CGM Handbook provides ample coverage of this rapid-growth area of computer graphics and will be of interest to anyone interested in CGM.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 165 x 241 x 31mm | 790g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0125105606
  • 9780125105606

Table of contents

Is CGM for Me? Graphical Data Storage Concepts. CGM in Context. Does It Work and Who Uses It? Overview of the CGM Standard. CGM History. Functionality: CGM Functional Overview. Lines and Line Attributes. Filled Areas. Text, Text Attributes and Fonts. Markers, Symbols and Segments. Raster Primitives. Further CGM Features. Beyond the Standard Elements. CGM Encodings: Overview of CGM Encodings. Clear Text Encoding. Binary Encoding. Character Encoding. Implementing the CGM: What to Implement. Profiles. CGM Into Documents. File Transfer Considerations. CGM Testing. Looking Ahead. Element Reference. Appendixes. Bibliography. Index.
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