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EPS is an old format with support for full transparency (i.e the background can be tranparent), and also supports the use of clipping paths for transparency around a raster image, but it doesn't support semi-transparent fills, or gradients with semi-transparency. Doesn't really matter what software you use. It's not actually possible in a pure EPS format, ...


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PDF (AI) is the modern vector graphics standard for print workflow EPS is the legacy vector graphics standard for print workflow SVG is the vector graphics standard for WorldWideWeb publishing. If you only use SVG you will lose print workflow features. If you are working on a team that uses print workflow, that will be problematic. If your whole team wants ...


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It cannot be said that AI, PDF, SVG or EPS is more capable than any of the others. Each of these formats have their own unique boons and banes. Use AI or EPS when you're in a print publishing context. SVG won't make you very happy here as SVG lacks many of the features required by print. Use AI if you use Adobe-centric workflow. It simply works better. Use ...


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This question contains two separate issues, how to do things programmatically and how do you model precise shapes. For all intents and purposes these are unrelated. Seems to me that the only reason you ask the first question is because you are not aware of how to precisely position items within the GUI, but I may be wrong. I will be demonstrating Adobe ...


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SVG is often not suitable for... Embroidery Signage Print production When providing a logo you should provide usable formats for a range of things. SVG, EPS, AI, PDF, PSD, JPG, PNG, even GIF. Simply because an SVG file can be opened in an editor and resaved is not a reason to fail to provide viable formats to the client. What if the client doesn't want to ...


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More on unique features of EPS. PDF is a distilled EPS , that is all the intelligence the EPS file contained has been stripped away. For example, since the EPS is intended to be executed at the printer or RIP stage it can use the printers settings. So the logo could decide to print a specially made black and white version instead of printing a grayscale ...


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EPS is "Encapsulated PostScript," which pretty much gives you its origin and its purpose. It's a legacy file format that permits a visual representation of PostScript code. The only benefit of EPS today is that it's theoretically usable by any vector graphic application, no matter how old, and by legacy equipment such as older computer-controlled engraving ...


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You probably need to install Ghostscript, Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems' PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages. Its main purposes are the rasterization or rendering of such page description language files, for the display or printing of document pages, and the conversion ...


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Realize that "EPS is dead" comment customarily comes from people in the industry 5 - 10 years or more. There was a time when EPS was king and everything as an EPS was better - even straight raster images, due to color profile embedding and clipping paths. That hasn't been true since the 90s or 2000s however. Note that EPS is just a "wrapper" and can ...


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As a alternate to SVG you could generate a EPS file instead, its less verbose than SVG and has less caveats. Here's a quick intro: http://paulbourke.net/dataformats/postscript/ Generating EPS EPS is a framed form of postscript meant to be included in other postscript jobs/desktop publishing applications. To handle this it needs a header to define the ...


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The key word here is rasterization. EPS is customarily a flat file format. Flat File meaning objects are either 100% opaque or 100% transparent -- there's no in between. This means if you use raster effects such as soft shadows, feathering, glows, etc. the only way to maintain that appearance is via raster images. All printers only print raster data. When ...


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First, ask yourself why an EPS from Photoshop? Is EPS really needed? There was a time where EPS was mandatory if you needed to include clipping paths or other elements. That's not really true today. Many formats today now support what EPS was used for. PDF, PSD, TIFF can all include clipping paths and transparency. PDF and PSD can include spot color channels ...


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Select the Linked File, click Embed on the toolbar at the top. It should look like this when complete:


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At this moment, SVGs do not support everything that Illustrator has to offer, and blend modes is one of those things at this moment. If you want the *.svg to show identically to the *.ai, you should try to apply Object > Expand appearance..., Object > Expand and Object > Flatten transparency to just about everything. That should technically remove the ...


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In general... it may open, but will present a warning for legacy versions -- something along the lines of "This file was generated with a newer version of Illustrator. Some object may not appear correctly." Then it often opens with objects completely missing or flattened and may even rasterize objects in some instances. If you want a solid EPS to open in ...


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but I'm not sure what the client would miss out on in regard of print What the client will be missing is color accuracy. It used to be that most printers will refuse to accept RGB files which by extension means all Inkscape svg files. The reason for this is that they risk the client rejecting their print jobs due to the colors not matching. These days ...


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Vector formats are not as straight forward things as pixel based formats. In general you can only expect some parts of your designs to transfer well between systems. The most common vector formats that I encounter are (in no particular order): PDF EPS SVG AI CDR SWF DWG DXF IGES STEP There certainly are many others. The last four are almost exclusively ...


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Email servers often do not understand what the .eps file format is - specifically any binary data. In some cases the server sees them as "executable" files because of internal binary data and due to this the server will often scan the file for viruses and in the process break the file. In order to email an eps file, the best practice is to always compress ...


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It Depends. The EPS format is merely a container. What is in that container can vary. An EPS can include 100% raster data. An EPS can include 100% vector data. An EPS can include any combination of raster and vector. The simple fact that a file is saved to the EPS format does not mean it's automatically vector. Unlike Photoshop, it is possible to create ...


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There are several issues here. The "damage" is aparently already done. There is no real damage. EPS is an old format but widley supported. Yes, there are better options to save transparent bitmaps. For RGB files PNG and PSD. For CMYK TIF and PSD. Regarding the compression there are several ones on each format. On TIF just do not use JPG compression. ...


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Short answer: no, you can not edit an EPS from a vector application directly in Photoshop. Slightly longer and more meaningful answer: You can not directly edit the vector shapes, points, lines, or fills of an EPS file saved from a different application inside of Photoshop but you can manipulate colors and appearance using Photoshop's adjustment layers and ...


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Since the data in this question is already available inside a program it may also make sense to use a programming interface this sidesteps the need of a file. Programmatic access with COM COM is a windows technology that allows nearly any programming language to directly interface with existing windows applications. Adobe calls this the VB API but it would ...


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The easiest way I can think of is formatting your application to output an SVG Formatted Image. Illustrator can work with SVG graphics in a number of ways. It's worth noting that in your image you are displaying more than just a cloud of points. It looks like your points have either been transformed over time (to give a 'trail' effect) or are connected to ...


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The difference.... Imagesetters and/or Platemakers and Web Browsers. It has very little to do with any proprietary or open source issues. Imagesetters or platemakers are not "up to snuff" in the most cutting edge web technologies. Yes, I know that SVG has been around a few years... but that's still "cutting edge" when you are speaking of a thousand year old ...


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The point of the "Artboards" option (when exporting/save as) is to tell the doc not to use the border of the artwork, rather it should use the border of the artboard. There is a script which may work for you, see this answer to another post. I just tested it on a document (4 artboards - all artwork on one layer) Here were my settings (make sure to select ...


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Automation would be a waste of time unless you need to do this on a lot of images. The easy thing to do in Photoshop, is to drag out guides into a grid enclosing your icons. Then use the slice tool. Select the slice tool and look in the Options bar. There should be an option for "Slices from Guides". Then Photoshop will let you save each slice and assign URL'...


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As for the file types, SVG is (as stated above) more of a web based file type, however you can always save as EPS or PDF, if printing is needed, using Inkscape. Also you can save and open AI files with Inkscape, and you can open and save SVG files in Illustrator. Personally I perfer to use Inkscape, and haven't had any issues. I've seen that you commented on ...


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Looks like I found my own answer! Smart Objects in Photoshop are always rasterized at the resolution of the Photoshop file. There's no way to stop it (except to place the AI logo directly from Illustrator). Yes, I know, it's sad. It's type and vector Photoshop shape layers that can be "saved" at full vector resolution by saving as Photoshop PDF ...


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The EPS formats below CS3 do not support artboards. So to keep artboards save as CS3 or newer. Artboards in any older format than that are not possible. There is no workaround for this.


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