eps file format

Hi, I'd like to write a paper with figures in eps

    > format. Since the paper is for one of Elseviers
    > journals the eps-figures have to meet the following
    > requirements: - all colors have to be in the rgb color
    > space - this seems to be true for the files I generate.
    > - it should include a 8bit preview/header at a
    > resolution of 72dpi - no idea how to generate this -
    > allowed fonts are: Arial, Courier, Helvetica, Times,
    > Symbol - this is something I can set in the rc file,
    > although I have no idea what is true in latex rendered
    > parts

    > Can somebody tell me please, whether matplotlib indeed
    > creates colors in the rgb color space and answer the
    > other two questions, too? Would be really great ...

Yes, it does use the RGB colorspace, but we would like to support
other colorspaces too.

As for the fonts, yes, you can control this with rc.

As for the preview header, I suspect there arte 3rd part tools that
can do this (ImageMagick?). We should be able to do it ourself with
agg, but it would require someone to dig in and figure out the spec.

JDH

As for the preview header, I suspect there arte 3rd part tools that
can do this (ImageMagick?). We should be able to do it ourself with
agg, but it would require someone to dig in and figure out the spec.

JDH

One last remark on this: Since so many journals demand this, would it be worth
a feature request? (I don't have the time nor the skills to work on this.)
One may think of this as one wishes (don't like these publishing companies
and their demands, either), but matplotlib wants to enable its users to
produce figures ready for publication, right?

Christian

FYI I don't know what the current state of affairs was but I
looked into this a little bit about 5 or so years ago. Adobe has
a spec for what the preview image in an EPS file is suppose to be
(I can't remember the details on what it is but you can google
for the EPS spec) but I don't think anyone really followed it.
On Mac's, everything produced a PICT image and on Windows
everything produced something else (I forget exactly what it
was). In short, at the time I checked it out, it was very
difficult to make a high quality preview image that would work
well on a Mac and a Windows box.

It would be nice if things were different now. We do a lot of
plotting that ends up in presentations and it would be nice if
you could embed an EPS in the presentation with a high quality
preview.

Ted

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Date: 28-sep-2006 14:04:55 -0700
From: "Christian Meesters" <meesters@...624...>
To: <matplotlib-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
Subject: Re: [Matplotlib-users] eps file format

As for the preview header, I suspect there arte 3rd part tools

that

can do this (ImageMagick?). We should be able to do it

ourself with

agg, but it would require someone to dig in and figure out the

spec.

JDH

One last remark on this: Since so many journals demand this,

would it be worth

a feature request? (I don't have the time nor the skills to work

on this.)

One may think of this as one wishes (don't like these publishing

companies

and their demands, either), but matplotlib wants to enable its

users to

produce figures ready for publication, right?

Christian

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