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Chapter 20. Desktop Publishing > What Is PostScript?

What Is PostScript?

One of the things you may have noticed in Table 20-1 is the term PostScript. PostScript was developed by Adobe, one of the leading producers of desktop publishing software.

Table 20-1. Graphic Formats and Their Applications
File FormatApplication
BMPScreen display in Windows.
EPSPrinting to PostScript printers and image setters. Best choice for high resolution printing of illustrations.
GIFScreen display, especially for the Web. Best choice for publishing illustrations and screen shots online.
JPEGScreen display on the Web. Good choice for online publishing.
PICTScreen display on the Macintosh and for printing to non-PostScript printers.
TIFFPrinting to PostScript printers. Good choice for high resolution printing of images.
WMFScreen display under Windows or printing to non-PostScript printers. Good choice for vector graphics.



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