My $100 EPS Challenge
I just finished listening to episode 68 of InDesign Secrets podcast and the comments on the usefulness of EPS files bothered me.
So, here’s my challenge:
I will give $100 to the charity of your choice if anyone can give me a legitimate reason to save bitmapped images as EPS files.
Here are the details:
The file is created in Adobe Photoshop for placement in a page layout program.
Page layout software includes InDesign 2 or later or QuarkXPress 4 or later.
The page layout file is to be output by a modern imagesetter RIP or direct-to-plate output. This does not include ancient RIPS or specialty RIPS such as sign plotters.
Legitimate reasons include any feature in an EPS that cannot be equaled using any of the following: Photoshop, TIFF, or PDF.
For the first person to respond with a legitimate reason, I will give $100 to your favorite charity in your name. Responses will be posted here on InDesign Secrets.
I retain the option to answer any comment with an explanation of how that feature can be equaled using the three file types mentioned above.
If no one does come up with a reason by Feb. 1, I will give $100 to my local Breast Cancer support group in my name.
Let ‘er roll!