This command allows you to insert up to 4 images (BMP, EMF, GIF, JPG, PNG, or TIF) that will be drawn on the plot. Enhanced metafiles must have an extension of ".emf" to work properly with this command.To delete an existing image, delete the text in the Filename text box or click the Delete button.
These images are only applicable to 2D views of your data.
Distance from top left corner
If selected, then the anchor point of the image is measured from the top left corner of the plot, positive Y values down. Default units are those set with the Default dimensions setting of the General command on the Options menu, but may be overridden with the appropriate suffix (" or in=inches, pt=points, mm=millimeters, cm=centimeters).
If using this option you should also select Specify plot size with the Extents/Intervals/Size command on the Options menu. Otherwise the image may change location as the plot is resized or rendered to a different device or file.
NOTE: Images placed outside the plot extents may be clipped on the display, depending on the plot size set with Extents/Intervals/Size. If an image is clipped and this is not desirable, decrease the size of the plot with Extents/Intervals/Size. Images copied to the clipboard (both metafile and bitmap versions) and bitmap images saved to disk will generally be expanded as necessary to include all images.
If selected, then the anchor point is in the X and Y units of your plot. In this case if X or Y are outside the plot extents, the image will not be drawn.
Lock aspect ratio at 1:1
If checked then the image will be drawn at the aspect ratio of the image's width and height. As you change either the width or height entries, the height or width will also be changed to maintain the same aspect ratio.
Draw in background
If checked then the image is drawn before any other items. If unchecked then the image is drawn after all other items.
Global transparency value applied to entire image. Valid range is 0 (invisible) to 255 (opaque). Default value = 255 (opaque). This setting is not used for metafiles.
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