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Encapsulated PostScript

[Book cover by Ralph Steadman]


Aandi Inston

Information on PostScript, including EPS in 10 easy stages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bitmaps to EPS

These programs convert raster graphics (bitmaps) to vector graphics (CDR, EPS, AI):

  • Adobe Streamline
  • Corel Trace
  • RasterVect: at 80USD, it converts to EPS, AI, EMF, WMF, or DXF.
  • Autodesk's CAD Overlay (1400USD)
  • Scan2CAD Pro (249USD)
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EPS home page

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EPS in ten easy stages

Crash course by Aandi Iinston. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EPS specifications from Adobe

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Script by John Warnocke for distilling all EPS files in a given directory (folder) into a single PDF file. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Jens G. Jensen's Perl script for merging several EPS files to one big EPS file. It can also be used to format one (or more) EPS files on a page, which may then be sent to a printer. The software works happily with xfig/fig2dev files. Mainly for UNIX systems. [Google] [More]  ⦿


A DOS command line tool which lets you set/correct the BoundingBox comment of an EPS file, written by Michael Walter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GMT (Generic Mapping Tools)

"GMT is a free, public-domain collection of ~60 UNIX tools that allow users to manipulate (x,y) and (x,y,z) data sets (including filtering, trend fitting, gridding, projecting, etc.) and produce Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots through contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces and 3-D perspective views in black and white, gray tone, hachure patterns, and 24-bit color. GMT supports 22 common map projections plus linear, log, and power scaling, and comes with support data such as coastlines, rivers, and political boundaries. GMT is developed and maintained by Paul Wessel and Walter H. F. Smith. " [Google] [More]  ⦿


Metafont to EPS filter written by B. Jackowski, P. Pianowski, M. Ry\'cko. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Free Perl module that has the function include_epsf() that makes it easy to include external EPSF files in your postscript output (1998-199). By Gisle Aas. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Instructions by Francesco Spada on how to make a PS file into an EPS file:

  • Make the first line of the PostScript file the following:
    %!PS-Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0
  • Look among the lines at the beginning of the PostScript file (right after your "%!PS..." line. You should see a series of lines that start with "%%". If there is not already a line among these that starts with "%%BoundingBox", then you will need to add this line among the other %% lines: %%BoundingBox: xll yll xur yur The "xll yll xur yur" abover are stand-ins for four numbers, these being the x and y coordinates of the lower left and upper right corners of the bounding box of the EPS graphic.
  • Restrictions: (1) It must be a one page document. (2) It should make no reference to page size, duplex printing, or anything else that has to do with the printing of the document. (3) It shouldn't do other odd stuff, like erase the page, initialize the graphic state, etc.
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A commercial piece of Mac software by FreeSoft (Limal, Belgium) for converting bitmaps and images into vecor format, and for editing figures and outlines. It exports EPS files. This could be used to make the outlines for glyphs of a font, assuming one has a font editor that imports EPS files. A few free trials when you download. Developers: Jean-Christophe Goddart and Renaud Pattyn. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TechPool Software

Commercial software like PSEditLink (import EPS and PostScript files directly into Freehand), and Transverter Pro (PostScript and PDF utility). [Google] [More]  ⦿


A Windows Metafile Converter for Windows 95&Windows NT 4.0 by Wolfgang Schulter. A mirror site. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Roger Willcocks' free eps to ps wrapper called wrapeps.c. [Google] [More]  ⦿