[Edu-sig] [Fwd: Quick Question]

Chuck Allison chuck at freshsources.com
Thu Jun 16 05:21:04 CEST 2005


Oops - wrong forum. Sorry.

Chuck Allison wrote:

> Dear EDU-SIG:
>
> Here is a question from a client I'm teaching a beginning Python class 
> to. If you have a quick answer it would be *greatly* appreciated!
>
> -- Chuck Allison
>
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>
> Subject:
> Quick Question
> From:
> Johan Jeffery <johan_jeffery at symantec.com>
> Date:
> Wed, 15 Jun 2005 18:30:55 -0600
> To:
> chuck at freshsources.com
>
> To:
> chuck at freshsources.com
>
>
>
> Quick question since the next class isn't until Monday.  Do you know 
> of any modules in Python that can convert a bitmap from one format to 
> another, specifically .BMPs to .JPGs?
>
> We have a need to do this conversion.  Our developers have grown fond 
> of screen shots as they give much information that may not be written 
> up in a bug.  However, our most common tool for getting a screen shot 
> is a screen capture in VMWare which only does .BMP format files.  They 
> are about 2.3 Mb apiece.   Where as a .JPG of the same thing is only 
> about 34 - 175 Kb.  The space savings is significant.   So, we need a 
> way of efficiently convert these screenshots.  This class presents me 
> an opportunity to create a utility to do this for us.  Hence, the 
> question.
>
> Thanks!
>
>  - Johan
>
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