As always, thanks.
> I never have messed much with tiffs in Illustrator, I couldn't stand the
>idea of having it blot my illustrator file with an ASCII text data type
>(takes up much more room than binary data).
well I have liked using TIFFs for tracing off of so it never occurred to me
to Place an EPS. I'll give it a try.
>I would recommend you resave your Photoshop file as a binary EPS and import
>it as a Placed image. EPS files always pass through the original data to
>the print RIP, so that may solve you problem. It is worth a try in a test
>document. Unless you absolutely need the resolution that illustrator shows
>with imbedded TIFF files (for positioning of details over a scanned image),
>I would stick with Placed EPS files, until color handling issues become
>As an alternative experiment, try the EPS route but imbed the file instead
>of placing it. It gives the nice sharp preview as a tiff, and it doesn't
>ask you to characterize the image, so it should pass the original data on
what do you mean, <imbed>? Is that where I just ask it to Open the