The postscript images are the highest quality, all the other files are derived from them, TIF and
PCL are lower resolution, often 150dpi. GIF images are generally only the lowest
resolution. All the GIF and TIF images were generated by Ghostscipt.
- .PS, .EPS, .EPI Postscript . Generally prints if sent directly
to a PS printer
- .TIF generally a group4 compressed TIFF image
- .PCL is an HP PCL printer file
- .DOC probably MSWORD
- .MCD is a Mathcad 5 file
If you need a Postscript viewer, get the latest version of
Ghostscript (v3.33+) and GSVIEW (a windows shell for GS). Beware with large paper sizes, GSVIEW
may trim a perfectly printable document. They are much better able to read graphics than previous
versions. Get GS and GSView information from http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/index.html and files
Coreldraw 5 is apparently a reliable postscript previewer. There are a number of commercial postscript
emulators available for the PC also.
Most of the graphics files can be veiwed,printed or converted to other formats by using ALCHEMY (use
archie to find a copy) In particular, it will print the tif G4 files we use onto Laserjets (hp pcl)
Many of the printable documents may be formatted for A4 paper. Join the modern world today.