encapsulated PostScript (EPS) A format for importing and exporting PostScript files, usually used for illustrations. An EPS file is a single-page PostScript file, similar to any PostScript file but with certain extra conditions. In particular, an EPS file has to contain a bounding box comment describing the size of the illustration. The file can contain graphics or text or a combination of the two and may contain embedded fonts. Files of this type can be inserted into a page on a desktop publishing application, and the graphic will be embedded in an output PostScript file of the page. In general, a basic EPS file appears as a gray rectangle in the screen view of the page. For positioning purposes, it is convenient to have an EPS file with an embedded bitmap preview, giving a low-resolution representation of the illustration. There are various ways of doing this. On Mackintosh machines, EPSF files are commonly used. These have a PICT preview in the resource fork of the file. On PCs it is usual to have an embedded low-resolution TIF file as a preview. EPSI is an Adobe specification for a device-independent ASCII bitmap preview.
More From encyclopedia.com
beguile , be·guile / biˈgīl/ • v. [tr.] charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way: every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine [a… Acrobat , acrobat •at, bat, brat, cat, chat, cravat, drat, expat, fat, flat, frat, gat, gnat, hat, hereat, high-hat, howzat, lat, mat, matt, matte, Montserrat,… Online music , NET CONGESTION FTP is also used in most of the world's major web sites and it can cause system usage congestion. The once-unregulated Napster music s… overwrite , o·ver·write / ˌōvərˈrīt/ • v. (past -wrote; past part. -writ·ten) [tr.] 1. write on top of (other writing): many names had been scratched out or over… ridge-and-ravine topography , riff / rif/ • n. (in popular music and jazz) a short repeated phrase, frequently played over changing chords or harmonies or used as a background to… Kabyles , Kabyle •aisle, Argyle, awhile, beguile, bile, Carlisle, Carlyle, compile, De Stijl, ensile, file, guile, I'll, interfile, isle, Kabyle, kyle, lisle,…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like