the PostScript format
for Graphics and Text
PS is a data directory which
contains examples of PS or PostScript files. PostScript
is primarily designed to present publication-quality text.
A PostScript file consists of a set of images of pages. These
pages can include graphics, or in fact consist entirely of
As a graphic language, PostScript is basically
vector-based rather than bit-mapped. Thus, it's easy to draw
a square or a star, or even a filled polygonal region. But
it's rather unnatural, in PostScript, to define a rectangular
region in which every pixel has an assigned color. If a
highly detailed bit-map image is needed, it is often computed
in another format, such as GIF, and then "imported" into the
PS File Characteristics:
ASCII (although they can sometimes be set up to include
Color or black and white;
Based on vectors (descriptions of points, lines and regions)
rather than bit maps;
multiple images (pages).
The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page
are distributed under
the GNU LGPL license.
Related Data and Programs:
a data directory which
contains examples of the Encapsulated PostScript format.
PostScript Language Reference Manual,
Third Edition, 1999.
Henry McGilton, Mary Campione,
PostScript by Example,
Addison Wesley, 1992,
bell_206.ps, a helicopter (sideways);
bell_206.png, a PNG version.
cells.png, a PNG version;
collaps1.png, a PNG version;
collaps2.png, a PNG version;
cregion.png, a PNG version;
frieze.png, a PNG version;
missed.png, a PNG version;
pattern.png, a PNG version;
policy.ps, a two-page text file;
region.png, a PNG version;
steps.png, a PNG version;
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Last revised on 20 April 2016.