[cairo] Playing around with a QX3 microscope, smaller images

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at cs.toronto.edu
Mon Aug 1 19:54:10 PDT 2005

Hi Jon,

Pretty impressive and educational photos.  You may want to upload
your photos on Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia.  The
relevant articles are:



On Mon, 1 Aug 2005, Jon Smirl wrote:

> I was playing around with my QX3 microscope and took these pictures of
> subpixel shading. You can see that it really works
> It took me a few seconds to figure out that everything was ok. It is
> blue to the right of the black in the glyph pictures. Since I have an
> RGB display I though that you would want to light the red pixel, not
> the blue one. Then it dawned on me that the text is black and the
> outside is white so you need to do it the other way around.
> It was pretty touchy shooting the pictures, everything has to aligned
> and illuminated just right or everything is blurry or blooms.
> I did this because I couldn't figure out why my fonts didn't look
> right in kdevelop. Now I know that you have to enable subpixel text in
> both the Gnome and KDE control panels.
> Owen, I don't have a blog, want to make an entry out of these in yours?
> --
> Jon Smirl
> jonsmirl at gmail.com


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