[clug-talk] OT-Sort of :Converting Mac to PC
jarrod at digitaldemesne.net
Wed Dec 21 21:28:14 PST 2005
On Tue December 20 2005 3:22 pm, Graham Monk wrote:
> I have a disc full of EPS images written on a MAC.
> Can I use my Linux box to convert the files to
> something a PC will open? Is it as simple as
> copying the files to disc then burning a new disc
> in the approprite form?
Have you looked at ImageMagick? It appears to support EPS. I would say mileage
I suppose the important question is what file format do you want to convert
to? PNG, JPEG, GIF? Or as my colleagues may have interpreted correctly, do
you simply want to be able to open a vector file within Linux/Windows?
As some people have already mentioned, EPS should be readable between just
about any OS as long as you have an application that understands how to read
I should point out that not all EPS files are vector, some are rasters
(bitmap) that have been saved in this format. Vectors are easy to convert as
it is mostly point mapping and colour. Bitmaps are tougher to deal with. Many
times have I received a logo file from a client who assured me it is a vector
file to find when I open it that it is a raster and not scalable. I just
shake my head. Just cuz it's an EPS doesn't mean it's scalable and a vector.
There are apps out there that will convert a raster into a vector but it's
not a perfect science and very subjective.
Hope that helps.
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