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TITLE
        EpsLab

VERSION
        1.02

AUTHOR
        Alessandro Sala

        E-Mail:
                tser1500@cdc8g5.cdc.polimi.it
                or
                sala@aix1.cdc.polimi.it

        Regular mail:
                Via Grandi, 16
                20014 Nerviano (MI)
                ITALY

DESCRIPTION
        The main purpose of EpsLab is to add a preview image to
        Encapsulated PostScript (EPSF) files. The preview image allows
        for faster manipulation and better representation of EPSF images
        imported into many word processors, DTP systems, vector graphics
        programs etc.

        Also, EpsLab can also convert many single-page PostScript
        files to EPS files with preview image, by locating the position
        and extension of objects drawn on the page.
        The preview image can be provided by the user in the form of
        a TIFF or Windows MetaFile image, or it can be created by
        EpsLab by interpreting the PostScript code.
        The output of EpsLab can be either the MS-DOS binary EPSF format,
        which has a TIFF preview image appended, or the Encapsulated
        PostScript Interchange (EPSI) format, which has an embedded
        ASCII preview.

        EpsLab features:

                - Fully localized, font-sensitive GUI
                - Creation of either uncompressed or compressed TIFF
                  previews
                - Selectable density of the preview image
                - ASCII and AmigaGuide documentation

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
        The only basic requirement is AmigaOS 2.0 or better.

        Memory requirements depend on the size and complexity
        of the EPS/PostScript files you want to convert, but
        1 Mb of chip RAM and 1 MB of fast RAM will suffice in
        most cases.

        Creation of preview images is done using the included
        post.library by Adrian Aylward. Included is also a rather
        simple PostScript font (FunkyFont by Radical Eye Software),
        but you may want more fonts so you can get better previews.
        One good source is Post, a freely distributable PostScript
        interpreter, also by Adrian Aylward. You can find it on Aminet
        in /pub/aminet/text/print as Post186enh_bin.lha. With Post you
        can also find an optimized version of the post.library which takes
        advantage of the math coprocessor (FPU) if you have one.

        Localization requires AmigaOS 2.1 or better.

HOST NAME
        wuarchive.wustl.edu or any Aminet site

DIRECTORY
        /pub/aminet/util/conv

FILE NAME
        EpsLab_1.02.lha (151034 bytes)

PRICE
        Free.

DISTRIBUTABILITY
        EpsLab is Freeware, meaning that it can be freely copied and
        distributed for non-commercial purposes, but remains
        Copyright 1994 by Alessandro Sala.