PS Files
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 graphics.

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 PostScript file.

PS File Characteristics:

Licensing:

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:

EPS, a data directory which contains examples of the Encapsulated PostScript format.

Reference:

  1. Adobe Systems,
    PostScript Language Reference Manual,
    Third Edition, 1999.
  2. Henry McGilton, Mary Campione,
    PostScript by Example,
    Addison Wesley, 1992,
    LC: QA76.73.P67M34.

Sample Files:

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Last revised on 14 March 2010.