The GD output looks good when printed, maybe I will switch between the 2
( Agg for display, GD for printing ). The Agg un-aliased lines don't
come out quite as well, they seem to render more of the pixels for each
point on the line. Nice to have the different backend options.
From: John Hunter [mailto:jdhunter@…8…]
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 8:37 AM
To: Kuzminski, Stefan R
Subject: Re: [Matplotlib-users] simple api question
"Kuzminski," == Kuzminski, Stefan R <SKuzminski@...79...>
> Thanks, that worked for the line being plotted,
> although the legend box and axis are still aliased.
> Part of my requirements include supporting
> presentation quality printing. I would like to just
> use Agg as GD has dependency issues and keeps popping
> up other problems ( not to mention how great the Agg
> output looks ). But that great looking anti-aliasing
> doesn't print well, so ideally there would be a
> 'global' level flag that controls aliasing ( or not )
> for everything drawn. I know when the image is being
> created for viewing or for printing and so can set the
> flag accordingly.
I'll work on getting the rest of the objects to respect the
antialiased flag. You can control antialiasing for all lines globally