Encapsulated PostScript Files
This is a common file format for storing a PostScript definition of a page or image. This term stands from Encapsulated Postscript File or Format.
Encapsulated Post Script File: A file format for graphic shapes and objects that contains a complete PostScript definition of a file. It can also include a bitmap equivalent for the monitor. This format is widely used for transferring images from one type of document to another, e.g. from a drawing programme to a layout programme.
A text based file format developed by Adobe Systems which includes two images: A Postscript version, which is a resolution independent text description of what a page looks like, and a low resolution bitmapped picture of that page used to preview the high resolution description from some other place, such as a page layout program. See also Postscript.
ncapsulated ost cript ile. A file format for importing, displaying, printing and exchanging PostScript files which can include object-oriented and bitmapped images. In addition to PostScript data, a low-resolution image (Header Bitmap) is embedded in EPSF files for quick display on a program page. Therefore any manufacturers device or computer program with a PostScript interpreter can send/receive recognisable information to/from any other manufacturers device or computer program (a common Page Description Language).
An alternative picture file format that allows postscript data to be stored and edited and is easy to transfer between Macintosh, MS-DOS and other systems.