>Hi everyone, (Britt especially) : )
>I am trying to find the most expedient way to compress AI
>.ps and .eps files (they are being imported into a UNIX
>program/text editor called LaTex and it doesn't like any
>other save formats. This guy's paper was rejected from
>Los Alamos because of the huge electronic file size,
>which would create unacceptable download times from
>the internet. Los Ålamos wants the graphics to be
>50kB or less. I can do that with TIFF easily but this
>guy needs .ps files. Compression suggestions? As I
>understand it, to compress to under 50kB I will have
>to create bitmaps of the postscript files........I have
>Stuffit Expander, DropStuff, DropCompress, DropPS (mac).
>I have WinZip on pc but haven't tried that yet. Am looking
>into gzip and LView, but would prefer to avoid having
>to type long commands.
>Some of the EPS graphics files were 6 MB......
>Thanks for any help.
>Jaynie Martz, Technical Illustrator
They obviously don't care about publication quality.
At 6 meg, I am guessing this is not vector art for the most part.
EPS (and therfore PS) can hold JPEGed image data. I have done this by
saving as Acrobat out of Illustrator. Then print PS out of Acrobat. If
LaTex does not like these PS files, try printing the PS from a Unix version
of Acrobat. The Compession dialog in Illustrator's Acrobat save is
confusing. You have to pick "Quality: Maximum" to get the most
compression. You might then try the zip compression on the result to see
if you can get it any smaller.
P.S. the postscript you create this way will give you an error if you try
to reopen it in Illustrator or PhotoShop, but it will print to output
P.P.S. You might try cutting down the size of placed images in your
original art to less quality than you might want for printed work since
they want crap anyway this would reduce your file size more. If it is to
be printed as well, maybe they will take two versions, one for press and
one for the web.
P.P.P.S. If these are to be strictly PhotoShop files, the EPS format offers
JPEG encoding, and I think LaTex takes EPS.
Britt Griswold/MAP Project
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