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dxpaint

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NAME

dxpaint - DECwindows bitmap editor  

SYNOPSIS

dxpaint [options]


 

OPTIONS

Specifies the color of the window's border (color displays only). This overrides the system default defined in the Session Manager's Customize Window dialog box. Specifies the color of the window's background (color displays only). This overrides the system default defined in the Session Manager's Customize Window dialog box. Specifies the display screen on which dxpaint displays its window. If the display option is not specified, dxpaint uses the display screen specified by your DISPLAY environment variable. The display option has the format hostname:number. Using two colons (::) instead of one (:) indicates that DECnet is to be used for transport. The default is :0. For more information, see X(1X). This option is the same as the -d option. Specifies the color of the window's foreground (color displays only). This overrides the system default defined in the Session Manager's Customize Window dialog box. Specifies the font used as the output font in digital mode. Any fixed-width font can be used. The default is 6x10.
 

DESCRIPTION

The dxpaint application allows you to create and edit bitmap images (for example, simple sketches or pictures). These images are treated as a collection of pixels. By using different drawing tools, you can edit pixels to create lines, shapes, and text. The resulting bitmap image can then be saved as a file, printed, or copied to another application.

For the bitmap image, the standard file format is Digital Document Interchange Format (DDIF). Therefore, you can also project these images on your display with the DDIF Viewer.

The dxpaint window offers a variety of art tools and basic shapes. For example, you can work with a pencil, a paintbrush, a can of spray paint, or a paint bucket. The current tool is highlighted. To make a tool current, click on it. Only one tool on the tool palette can be active at a time and that tool remains active until you make another selection.
 

MENUS

The dxpaint application contains the following menus: File Edit Text Options
 

File Menu

The File menu contains the following items: Displays a dialog box in which you specify the file to open. The dialog box displays the names of the graphics files in the current directory. To specify a graphics file not listed, type the file name. Displays a dialog box in which you specify the file to include in the current picture. The dialog box displays the names of the graphics files in the current directory. Saves the picture in the current file. If no file exists, dxpaint displays a dialog box that prompts for the file name. Saves the picture in a file whose name you specify. Prints the picture using the values previously set in the Print dialog box. If this is the first print request, the Print dialog box is displayed. Displays the Print dialog box (which allows you to specify a printer, output format, and so forth) and prints the picture using these settings. The output format can be ANSI2 (sixel) or PostScript. If you are using an LA50 printer, you must specify an aspect ratio of 2:1. Quits the current dxpaint session and closes the dxpaint window. If no changes were saved, dxpaint displays a Caution dialog box.
 

Edit Menu

The Edit menu contains the following menu items: Undoes or redoes the last paint operation. Clears the selection from the drawing window and copies it to the clipboard. Copies the image selected from the drawing window onto the clipboard. Copies the image selected with the Selection Box tool to the center of the canvas. Pastes an image from the clipboard into the drawing window. Erases any area previously selected with the selection box or scissors tool. Creates a negative image of the selection by displaying it in reverse video. Repositions the selection in the upper left corner of the window and discards the rest of the painting. Displays a dialog box that lets you scale a selection. Enter a number less than 100 to shrink the selection or a number greater than 100 to expand the selection. Erases the entire contents of the drawing window. Selects the entire contents of the drawing window. Displays a dialog box that lets you scale the entire picture. Enter a number less than 100 to shrink the picture or a number greater than 100 to expand the picture.
 

Options Menu

The Options menu contains the following menu items: Displays a dialog box that lets you choose the size of the drawing window and lets you choose the resolution for the picture. Displays a dialog box that lets you choose the size and shape of the paintbrush. Displays a dialog box that lets you choose the line thickness for the shape to be drawn with the selected tool. This selection affects lines, arcs, ellipses, circles, rectangles, squares, strokes, and polygons. Displays a dialog box that provides a selection of designs that you can use as border and fill patterns. The foreground, background, and ``none'' patterns are always available. Click on Outline Pattern to signal a change in the border pattern; click on Fill Pattern to signal a change in the fill pattern. Next, click on any of the patterns (including foreground, background, and ``none'') to select it as the border or fill pattern. Displays a dialog box that lets you modify an existing pattern. Before choosing this menu item, you must indicate whether you are customizing a border or a fill pattern by clicking on the appropriate button in the Patterns dialog box. Next, choose the pattern to edit. The dialog box contains a magnified version of the pattern you chose (16 pixels by 16 pixels). Displays a dialog box that lets you choose color for drawing by clicking on color displayed in the dialog box. Displays a dialog box that lets you create your own color. The Color Model menu allows you to choose the color model to create your own color. Clicking on the ``Add'' button will add color to your platte dialog box. Displays a dialog box that lets you choose a grid size. Prevents background shapes from showing through the clear areas of patterned objects in the foreground. Opaque is the default. Allows background shapes to show through the clear areas of patterned objects in the foreground. Allows you to view only a portion of the picture in the drawing window. Allows you to view the full picture in the drawing window without changing the size of the drawing window. Turns a fixed snap grid on or off. This option is used in alignment. Magnifies a portion of the picture. Displays a magnifying frame and a Zoom window. Drag the frame to the portion of the picture to be magnified and release MB1. The framed image appears in the Zoom window and is magnified eight times. To close the Zoom window, display the Options menu and choose Zoom Off.
 

Text Menu

The Text menu contains the following items: Allows you to choose from Courier, Times, and Helvetica fonts. Specifies the point size. Choose from 10, 12, 14, 18, and 24 points. Specifies normal, italic, or bold typeface.
 

X DEFAULTS

The dxpaint application uses the values in the .Xdefaults file when you logged in and uses the appropriate resource specification to customize the appearance or characteristics of its displayed dxpaint window. The format for a resource specification in the .Xdefaults file is:

[name*]resource: value

Specifies the application name or the name string that restricts the resource assignment to that application or to a component of an application. If this argument is not specified, the resource assignment is globally available to all X applications. Specifies the resource. Specifies the value that is to be assigned to the resource.

For more information, see X(1X).

Because each toolkit-based application can consist of a combination of widgets (for example, push buttons and a scroll bar), you can form the name string by adding widget class and name identifiers to the string. For further information about adding class and name identifiers, see X(1X).

For dxpaint, the available class identifiers are: paint main_menu_bar paint_v_scroll_bar paint_h_scroll_bar

For dxpaint*O, the available name identifier is:

dxpaint

The general resources available for dxpaint can be found in X(1X).

Each specification included in the.Xdefaults file for the translations resource modifies a key setting for the editor that dxpaint uses. For more information about key and mouse specifications in the .Xdefaults file, see X(1X).
 

FILES


 

SEE ALSO

X(1X), mwm(1X)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
OPTIONS
DESCRIPTION
MENUS
File Menu
Edit Menu
Options Menu
Text Menu
X DEFAULTS
FILES
SEE ALSO

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