Originally posted by undseth
I have always wondered about he eps format.
Can someone tell me why this is so "pro".
I know there are some extra info embedded into an eps file, but what is the practical gain of this?
the "e" in eps does not mean "embedded information", but "encapsulated postscript" and is basically not a complete page, but just a little piece of a page you can add as part of a full page. postscript is a programming language used for layouting. it is very similiar to pdf (in fact pdf was developed from postscript). the advantage of having a full programming language lets you create/use not only fonts (pixel or vector fonts) but also graphics primitves (lines, circles ... ). each letter in a (e)ps file is set at a absolute position (very very precisely) - as the position is determined by a programming language (postscript) you can add random fonts too, there not every A look like the next A. other advantage is that most better printers can interpret postscript directly, meaning you only send the postscript file to printer and no matter what printer you use the result is always the same.