[Chimera-users] Printing on white background

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sun Oct 12 13:09:33 PDT 2008

Thanks, Christian!  Besides the ways you mentioned, there is also the  
"set" command,
for example:

set bg_color white


Francesco and others may also be interested in the "tips on preparing  
images" page, which covers background color and other issues:


Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Oct 12, 2008, at 8:50 AM, Christian Schudoma wrote:

> Hi Francesco,
> you can change the background colour in Chimera: Actions->Color- 
> >background, then Actions->Color->[choose your colour like you would  
> for colouring atoms etc.].
> Then just save your image as usual and it should be on a white  
> background.
> Also, some of the Publication Options in the Presets menu  
> automatically set the background colour to white.
> Maybe there is a command line call for changing the background as  
> well? I don't know...
> Cheers,
> Christian
> ________________________________________
> From: chimera-users-bounces at cgl.ucsf.edu [chimera-users-bounces at cgl.ucsf.edu 
> ] On Behalf Of Francesco Pietra [chiendarret at gmail.com]
> Sent: 12 October 2008 12:44
> To: chimera
> Subject: [Chimera-users] Printing on white background
> When mapping protein residues around a ligand I would like to have a
> printout of the enlarged binding site area, so as to put remarks by
> pencil on the printout. However, on a white background, in order to
> save ink. Is that a problem of working out the image (I have Gimp
> only, of which I never gained expertise), or can Chimera provide
> directly?
> Thanks
> francesco pietra

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