Your recollection is absolutely correct regarding FrameMaker only displaying a 
low-res raster image for EPS graphics. And that's only if the EPS file actually 
contains the TIFF preview--many EPS files don't include the preview image 
because it is basically a waste, and in those cases you only get a gray 
rectangle on screen. 

But a better option for import  (in my experience...) is PDF, which displays 
beautifully and prints as well as you would expect.

-Fred Ridder

Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:46:06 -0500
Subject: Re: Having problems with importing an EPS file into FrameMaker ...

As I recall, Frame doesn't display EPS natively. Instead, it uses a TIF image 
which, as you noticed, is pretty horrible. When you print to PDF, however, 
it'll look just fine. Unless there's some overriding reason you need it to be 
lovely in Frame, I wouldn't worry about it. If there is, try converting to SVG, 
which Frame handles just fine and is also a vector format.

On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Syed Zaeem Hosain ( 
<> wrote:

Hi, all.
 I am trying to import a graphic – with only four colors in it – (it is in EPS 
format) and am having some bizarre difficulties. When I view the EPS file on my 
Windows system using PS_view, it looks perfectly fine - even when zoomed in.
 However, for some reason, the file comes into FrameMaker in a tiny 103 x 50 
resolution (I didn’t see any option to rasterize it at a larger resolution or 
dpi?) and the result when zoomed up a bit, is horrible. The rasterized 
resampling of the few colors in the graphic results in an unusably bad quality 
 If I externally rasterize the EPS into TIF using Photoshop set to NO 
anti-alias and with a resolution of 1800 dpi (I know this is a bit overkill, 
but I am trying to minimize jaggies along the curves of the graphic), it works! 
But the resulting TIF file is over 25 Megabytes and I would like to avoid that 
– should I try LZW compression when saving perhaps?
 Also, I am using an older version of Photoshop (CS3) for this work, and after 
I rasterize into Photoshop at 1800, I cannot seem to find the option to save 
the file in PNG format. So, am using TIF.
 Is there something about/in the EPS file to begin with, such that FrameMaker 
seems to want to rasterize it into a 103 x 50 image? Is there a way to change 
that “option”?


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