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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 26 Feb 1999 15:35:13 -0500
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Hi Britt,
>2.5 compatible preference is turned on.
>I've tried the Photoshop file as BOTH a Photoshop and a Photoshop eps.
>I just discovered that if I place the Photoshop eps in Illustrator as a
>"parsed" instead of
>"placed" file the image stays there.
>Do you know the difference between placed and parsed images?
>John Nyquist, MS, CMI

"Parsed" is when the image is converted into ASCII format and stuffed right
into the Illustrator file.

Advantage: You cant loose your image file.

Disadvantage: This ballons the file a lot, even more than if you add the
sizes to the illustrator file and EPS file together. Also you are at the
mercy of Illustrators primitive color control. EPS will pass on through to
the printer the way you set the color in Photoshop.

"Placed" is Illustrators traditional method of linking a reference to the
location of external image files.

I am suprised the EPS is not working with Illustrator 5.5.  Is the 5.5 file
located in the same folder as the EPS Photoshop file?

Perhapes there is some wierd bug in Illustrator 6.  Is this 6.0 or 6.0.1.
I know there were some bugs in the initial release.

If all else fails, Upgrade.


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