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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
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
- Fully localized, font-sensitive GUI
- Creation of either uncompressed or compressed TIFF
- Selectable density of the preview image
- ASCII and AmigaGuide documentation
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
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.
wuarchive.wustl.edu or any Aminet site
EpsLab_1.02.lha (151034 bytes)
EpsLab is Freeware, meaning that it can be freely copied and
distributed for non-commercial purposes, but remains
Copyright 1994 by Alessandro Sala.