Luobin - one additional minor observation: In reality, Galaxy does not do
the displaying - it just sends stuff to the users' web browser for display.
So even when Galaxy knows what mimetype to attach to a specific image file,
the users' web browser response to that mimetype will always remain the
final frontier. Not everyone uses IE where dark magic just happens :)

Out of the box, many linux distributions do not enable (potentially
exploitable) browser plugin viewers for PDF or SVG for example - so
correctly displaying some mimetypes will always be beyond the control of
the Galaxy server.
EG: in 12.04 Ubuntu on my desktop using chrome or firefox, automagic pdf
viewing on a 64 bit system took a fair bit of fiddling to get working -
until then, even when Galaxy supplies the required mimetype, the user has
to download the PDF and open it by hand.


On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 9:41 PM, Luobin Yang <yangl...@isu.edu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I tried the pcx and ps formats, but the browser just downloads these
> kinds
> > of files instead rendering them in the Galaxy window... It seems png and
> pdf
> > files can be rendered in the Galaxy windows. How can I make Galaxy
> display
> > other image formats like ps and pcx?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Luobin
>
> I would guess this is possible but only if those other image types are
> first defined in Galaxy as new datatypes (with sensible MIME type
> values).
>
> Peter
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