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Graphic display technologies have traditionally targeted devices with midsize screens. However, devices with small and large screen sizes are gaining popularity, with users increasingly attempting to access complex images using small-screen devices. To display high-quality images irrespective of screen size, new methods of visualization become necessary. This article starts to address the difficult problem of finding acceptable methods to deal with screen-size variations. Instead of approaching the problem from a technology perspective, my techniques preserve graphic communication impact for specific visual analysis tasks without extensively modifying existing images or overly constraining authors of new images. Adapting visual content to retain graphic communication impact is essential to maximize the effectiveness of new devices.