[Chimera-users] FW: eps image in publication quality

Mahendra B Thapa thapamb at mail.uc.edu
Wed Sep 16 06:36:31 PDT 2015

Dear Eric & Greg

Thank you for the suggestions. The only available option to save the *sequence
alignment image* is EPS format, actually I am looking  a way to save the
image in tif or png format.

In the pop-up window of sequence alignment image , there are following
options available under 'File' heading: Save as, save EPS, save Association
info, Hide & quit.

As Greg pointed out, I didn't find "Save Image dialog".

Eric, when I copied the so generated EPS  image in MS-Powerpoint for
further editing, the quality of the image was not good. I have attached one
of the EPS image ( in which I have aligned two structures: pdb id 4ICB &

Thank you for help,
Mahendra Thapa
University of Cincinnati,OH

On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 8:42 PM, Thapa, Mahendra (thapamb) <
thapamb at mail.uc.edu> wrote:

> ------------------------------
> *From:* gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:42:06 PM (UTC-06:00) Central America
> *To:* Eric Pettersen; Thapa, Mahendra (thapamb)
> *Cc:* chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
> *Subject:* Re: [Chimera-users] eps image in publication quality
> Actually, chimera's EPS files are at a fixed resolution.  To get a higher
> resolution, save the image with a higher resolution.  An easy way to get a
> reasonable resolution is to switch to print units in the Save Image dialog,
> and choose a size in inches or cm.  The default "Print resolution" of
> 100dpi is generally more than adequate since printers need many dots to
> represent a single pixel and most computer monitors are roughly 100dpi.
> Also, note that EPS files are huge compared to PNG or TIFF files.  Most,
> if not all, journals now accept TIFF or PNG images, so there is no need to
> generate an EPS file.
>     -- Greg
> September 15 2015 5:18 PM, "Eric Pettersen" <pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
> <%22Eric%20Pettersen%22%20%3Cpett at cgl.ucsf.edu%3E>> wrote:
> EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) is resolution independent — it essentially
> has infinite resolution.  If it doesn’t look good in a viewer it’s because
> the viewer is doing a poor job of rendering it.  What are you using to look
> at the EPS file?
> —Eric
> Eric Pettersen
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
> On Sep 15, 2015, at 9:04 AM, Mahendra B Thapa <thapamb at mail.uc.edu> wrote:
> Dear Chimera Users,
> Using the following procedures in chimera window, I saved a sequence
> allignment image in eps format ( which looked like the first image of "
> file:///opt/UCSF/Chimera64-1.6.1/share/chimera/helpdir/ContributedSoftware/multalignviewer/framemav.html").
> The image in the pop of window is nice but the saved image in the eps
> format is not so clear. Let me suggest how to save the image in the
> publication quality.
> (i) structure ---> matchmaker
> (ii) Tools --->  sequence  ---> match  ---> align
> (iii) file  ---> save as ---> eps
> Thank you,
> Mahendra Thapa
> University of Cincinnati, OH
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