On 5 Dec 2005, at 19:03, Joe Malin wrote:
> They would be bigger than JPG.
> Are you suggesting that GIF or JPG are *not* used by publishing
No, I'm just saying that pro print publishers generally prefer EPS and
TIFF because of their heritage and foolproof output on PostScript
output devices. EPS files being nuggets of PostScript (format developed
by Adobe, Aldus, and Altsys); LZW decompression for TIFF files (format
developed by Aldus and, surprisingly, Microsoft) was wired into
PostScript Level 2 and later versions.
Obviously, other formats work, too, but I don't like last-minute
surprises, and try to avoid miles of film going in the trash because a
naughty file tripped up our PostScript imagesetter. I learned the hard
way 15 years ago with some home-brewed PostScript graphics...
This may not be so relevant if you output to PDF, but since Distiller
is essentially a soft PostScript RIP, I always feed it EPS and TIFF
instead of lossy formats.
Old habits die hard, I guess. And, no. I don't use TrueType fonts ;-)