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Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)

EPS files can contain text, vector graphics, and bitmaps and are intended to be included (encapsulated) in other documents. Unlike other PostScript files, which can contain multiple pages, an EPS file is always a single page.

EPS files usually contain a preview image (header) that lets you view the file content without the help of a PostScript interpreter. An EPS file without a preview image is displayed as a gray box in Corel applications.


To import an encapsulated PostScript file

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Click File Photo Paint onestep Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) Import.
The File Photo Paint onestep Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) Import command lets you place the file as an object in the active image. If you want to open an EPS file as an image, click File Photo Paint onestep Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) Open.
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Locate the folder in which the file is stored.
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Do one of the following:
(Windows Vista) Choose PS, EPS, PRN – PostScript (*.ps; *.eps; *.prn) from the list box next to the File name box.
(Windows XP) Choose PS, EPS, PRN – PostScript from the Files of type list box.
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Click the filename.
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Click Import.
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Click OK.
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Click the image window.
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In the Convert to bitmap dialog box, adjust the width, height, resolution, color mode, or any of the other settings.

To save to an encapsulated PostScript file

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Click File Photo Paint onestep Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) Save as.
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Locate the folder in which you want to save the file.
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Choose EPS – Encapsulated PostScript from the Save as type list box.
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Type a filename in the File name list box.
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Click Save.
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In the EPS export dialog box, adjust any of the settings.

To set exporting options

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Do the following
Specify an image header
In the Image header area of the EPS export dialog box, enable the Include thumbnail option. Choose a preview format from the Format list box. Choose a color depth for the preview from the Type list box. Type a value in the Resolution box.
Specify a clipping option
In the Clipping area of the EPS export dialog box, enable the Clip to check box. Enable any of the following options:
 
Mask — lets you save the contents of the mask area to an EPS file
 
Clipping path — lets you save the contents of either the active path or one of the paths listed in the MRU list box

In the Flatness box, type a value to set the accuracy with which curved path segments are rendered on an output device, such as a printer.

If you want to permanently remove the sections of the image that are outside the mask or path, enable the Discard image data outside clipping region check box.


Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) technical notes

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Importing an EPS file
 
In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, EPS files are imported as bitmaps.
 
Duotone information is preserved only in EPS files created in Corel PHOTO-PAINT. When you import a duotone EPS file created in CorelDRAW, the file is converted to grayscale.


Exporting an EPS file
 
On a PostScript printer, graphics exported to the encapsulated PostScript (EPS) format print from other programs exactly as they do from a Corel graphics programs.
 
You can save a header to the Tagged Image file format (TIFF) or Windows Metafile format (WMF) in black and white, 4-bit grayscale or color, or 8-bit grayscale or color. You can set the header resolution between 1 and 300 dots per inch (dpi); the default header resolution is 72 dpi. If the program importing the EPS file has a limitation on the image header size, you might receive an error message stating that the file is too large. To reduce file size, in the EPS export dialog box, choose Black and White from the Type box, and lower the header resolution before exporting the file. The setting determines only the resolution of the header and has no impact on the print quality of a drawing. Color headers are useful for viewing EPS files. If the program in which you are going to use the file does not support color headers, try exporting with a mono header instead. You can also export without a header.
 
Along with the graphic, exported EPS files contain a filename, program name, and date.

Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)