I doubt it is available for Java, since it is a stand-
alone product for Windows & Mac.  Check out:

http://www.xml.com/pub/rg/SVG_Software

Depending on what platform you are using, there might be 
something useful for you there.

-John
> Ok, thanks for your help. I will have a look at StreamLine. Do you know if
> it is available for Java ?
> Thanks
> 
> Pascal
> 
> > Pascal,
> >
> > I'm sorry.  Streamline is an Adobe product that converts
> > bitmap files to vector files.  I'm sure there are other
> > products that do the same thing, I'm just familiar with
> > Streamline.
> >
> > You and I are in the same boat as far as not knowing
> > much about SVG.  I understand the concept behind it, but
> > never really dig into the nuts and bolts of the xml
> > behind it.  I use the new Illustrator(10) to do all of
> > the dirty work.  Because FOP doesn't support EPS (yet),
> > the best way for designers to use sharp images in their
> > pdfs is to use SVG and creating them in Illustrator
> > suites me.
> >
> > I'm looking for cheaper solutions, if anyone knows of
> > any, please let me know.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > John
> > Atlanta
> >
> > http://www.marymakes.com
> >> Hi John,
> >>
> >> I don't know much about SVG. What exactly do you mean by using
> >> StreamLine ? Is it a process to turn a bitmap into vector based
> >> graphics ?
> >> Can you give me more details about the solution you used ?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> Pascal
> >>
> >>
> >> > Pascal,
> >> >
> >> > I had a problem similar to this.  I scanned in a
> >> > person's signature and opened it in Illustrator, then
> >> > saved it as SVG.  Viewing the SVG file in IE and in
> >> > Illustrator it looked fine, but in my pdf it was too
> >> > large.  I then decided to convert the bitmap to a vector
> >> > image using Streamline.  After the conversion, I saved
> >> > it again in Illustrator as an SVG.  After this, it
> >> > looked fine.
> >> >
> >> > I know this isn't the most technically satisfying
> >> > answer, but it may temporarily solve your problem.
> >> >
> >> > Hope this helps,
> >> > John Fox
> >> > Atlanta
> >> >
> >> > http://www.marymakes.com
> >> >> Hi all,
> >> >>
> >> >> I am trying to fit a barcode image into a FOP 0.20.3 document
> >> >> (PDF). The image is much bigger in the PDF (screen or printed) than
> >> >> when i view it into an imaging tool.
> >> >> I have a constraint on the barcode image that make it impossible
> >> >> for the width to be less than about 250 pixels (I need to put 17
> >> >> characters on this barcode). I can decrease this value a bit but
> >> >> not much.
> >> >> By reading the resources pages, I figured out that FOP was running
> >> >> at a fixed 'dots per inch' value (Actually 72 dpi).
> >> >> I looked at the source code and found
> >> >> org.apache.fop.svg.PdfTranscoder and org.apache.fop.svg.SVGElement
> >> >> seem to handle this issue.
> >> >> I have tried to hack these values using the following formula:
> >> >>
> >> >> value = 1/dpi-value*2.54.
> >> >>
> >> >> But it does not scale down. In fact, I am wondering if SVG is
> >> >> really involved in scaling the image (I use an
> >> >> fo:external-graphic). I also tried setting content-width and
> >> >> content-height to 50% but then FOP complains that "No conversion is
> >> >> defined". Seems to be it won't get the % character.
> >> >> Can anyone with similar experience help ?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks in advance
> >> >>
> >> >> Pascal
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> 
> 
> 

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