Saving Encapsulated Post Script EPS Files

The encapsulated PostScript® (EPS) files in Corel Painter conform to the Desktop Color Separation (DCS) 2.0 format (EPS-DCS 5 file format). Although Corel Painter saves files in EPS-DCS, it can't read EPS-DCS. If you plan to save an image in EPS-DCS, it's a good idea to save it in another format first, so that you'll have a copy of it that you can reopen in Corel Painter.

When you save an image as EPS-DCS with Preview Options turned on, Corel Painter uses the loaded International Color Consortium (ICC) profile to prepare the separation files. If you're using the Hexachrome® ICC profile, Corel Painter prepares six separation files — Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Green, Orange, and Black. For more information on Preview Options and color management, refer to "Printing" on page 385.

Although you can save your images as CMYK EPS separations, Corel Painter can't open or edit CMYK files.

When you save a file in EPS-DCS, Corel Painter opens the EPS Save Options dialog box, with these options:

• Hex (ASCII) Picture Data provides another way of storing PostScript information. Some page design programs require that this option be checked. The file sizes will be approximately twice as large when saved with this option.

• Preview Options — No Preview, Black and White Preview, and Color Preview — specify whether to save preview data and in what format. The resulting preview file is a low-resolution (72-ppi) file.

If you have an older laser printer, you have to use the black and white preview to print these files. Although the preview or display is black and white, the color information remains intact.

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