>Mathias Lindner wrote:
>> The best format would be a vector graphic as suggested. But from my 
>> experience it's hard to get a good one from pixel files.

>There are programs you can use that can convert (or try to convert) a bitmap 
>image to a vector graphic one. One such option is Autotrace which you can 
>get from SourceForge at http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/.

Thanks for all the replies.  It might make my situation clearer if I explain 
that I do not need to maintain much quality when converting these drawings, 
except that I need to preserve s certain level of detail so that I can read 
them after I import them into the application for which I am trying to 

Of course, the problem that I have run into this morning was that my 
application was choking on the tiff files, and most of the solutions I tried 
either did not result in smaller files, or the smaller result was so fuzzy that 
I could not make out certain details I need in order to work with the drawings.

I did manage to crop away unnecessary areas of the original tiffs, so was 
finally able to import them at their full resolution into my application so 
that I could complete my project.

Will try all the mentioned solutions to see which yields the optimum results.  
I'm not certain my application can work with gif's, however.

Thanks again.


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