Re: Which image format

Subject: Re: Which image format
From: "T. Word Smith" <techwordsmith -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 08:50:32 -0800 (PST)

--- Chuck Martin <cm -at- writeforyou -dot- com> wrote:

> Oftentimes I've had to print to PostScript and then
> send that PostScript
> file to Acrobat Distiller (not all the time, but
> sometimes when Acrobat
> decides to get cranky).

It's not Acrobat getting cranky. It's something
proprietary in the PostScript you created using some
mamufacturer's driver. For PDF, use the Distiller
printer ... end of story.

> All it seems to take is
> haveing a PostScript printer
> driver installed and then printing to a file. I
> don't think I've ever worked
> in an office where the default network printer
> wasn't PostScript. (Home is a
> horse of a different color.)

> I haven't worked at a place where I've created
> content destined for a real
> tree-derived book in nearly 10 years. Because of
> that, I've never noticed
> that zero compression was an option; for online
> distribution I don't think
> anyone would want uncompressed graphics.

I did mention zip compression; use zip compression.

> But then, online distribution instead of printed
> books has been the
> evolution.

Pushing the printing costs onto the customer directly
is the trend, yes.


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