Converting JPG to EPS Files
Having the ability to convert a JPG over to an EPS file can be an important asset when working on desktop publishing projects. For example, if you have a great photo image of the Grand Canyon and are working on a brochure for the Grand Canyon then you want a clean and polished looking end result. Using a JPG into the creation of the brochure will cause the image to lose quality and appear pixelated in a printed brochure. To avoid having a JPG image break up during printing, you'll want to convert it to a EPS file format for a clean overall finished result.
There are various methods that you can use in order to convert JPG/JPEG image files over to EPS files. The simplest way is to convert using the Adobe created software such as Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. If you do not have an Adobe software package there are other ways to convert JPG to SVG through free desktop software.
Inkscape is one of the best free software packages available. The software is able to generate and save many file extensions used in desktop publishing and web development, including SVG, EPS and XML which makes the images created through this application in-line with Adobe DSC. Being an open source based software there are updates and patches to the application on a continual basis. Through Inkscape, graphic image files can be manipulated by paths and operations of paths which makes vector file creation easy and fun to do. You can learn more about the Inkscape application and how to start using the program through,Top 5 Free Vector Graphics Software Applications.
Ghostscript is another free and open sourced software application that can be used for converting JPG over to EPS files. Created by software developer L. Peter Duestch for GNU Project in 1988, the fully updated release was made public in February of 2010. The basis of Ghostscript is that it is a group of applications that act as an interpreter/user set both for Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) and Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files. This application can be used across platforms like Mac, Windows and Unix operating systems. The main application under Ghostscript for use in EPS use is called Ghostview and can be accessed for free at: www.ghostscript.com
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