Definition: Encapsulated PostScript: File format that stores an image (graphics, photograph or page lay-out) in PostScript page description language. * EPS files are resolution-independent vector-based images: they must be interpreted and rasterised before they can be seen on screen or printed. Usually a low-resolution screen image is kept with the EPS file for easy pre-viewing. * EPS is recognised widely enough to be a de facto standard in graphics on all platforms, often used to move CYMK separation files between applications and production houses. * EPS files can be stored in binary form (actually hexadecimal) or ASCII: 'binary' is more compact but ASCII is more widely used.

Related Terms: DCS

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