I'm doing an app yielding calculated geometric form (precise angles, distances, etc) output.
The initial output will be entirely 2-D graphics.
But this output file needs further decorative work by a graphic designer before the user can print it out and send it to his/her craftsman.
This means that my initial graphics output file needs to be in a graphical file format which will be both accessible, scalable and modifiable by the graphic artist who uses either InDesign, PhotoShop, etc.
After speaking to one of the local graphics artists, he says that any vectorisable graphics format would be modifiable by the vast majority of commercial graphics software packages.
.eps and .svg were the examples of acceptable formats he gave me.
Is there a Java API to achieve .eps or .svg graphics output after using Java 2D Graphics to make the initial plotting ?
Edited by: KonTiki on 12-Oct-2012 07:23
You refer to this sort of thing (which I raked off the top of Google trawl on 'Java Export to .eps') ? :
The thing about a lot of these downloads is that many have been there for years and do not have any significant base of approving users. Not the sort of things you'd like to include in an app.
Besides, this guy wants GBP499.00 (= $800.00) for the freedom to include it in an unlimited distribution application program.
Es mucho dinero eso.
Obviously, in asking this question here, I was hoping that someone else may have direct personal experience of this type of manoeuvre and the best way to do it.
At their lesiure, of course.
Edited by: KonTiki on 12-Oct-2012 08:20
Edited by: KonTiki on 12-Oct-2012 08:33
But I've already found this other thing :
Although it requires a Maven and Ant installation, it seems to export .eps no problem.
I'll report later when it's installed and tested on Java Graphics2D.