Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 41286
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/01/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2006/1/7-9 [Computer/SW/Apps, Computer/SW/Graphics] UID:41286 Activity:nil
1/7     I have an .eps file generated from Illustrator that is all vector
        graphics, and it's about 300k.  I need to get it to be as small as
        possible to upload it to an archive where they're anal about image
        file size.  What can I do to shrink the file besides zipping?  I already
        tried zipping, and it's still bigger than the 50 k they want for .gz
        \_ Sometimes you can reduce the line count at the expense of detail
           (a.k.a. "smoothing")
        \_ Convert it to png.   -tom
2019/01/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

You may also be interested in these entries...
2005/11/28-30 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:40736 Activity:nil
11/28   Recommendation for a good business card printing site.  There are
        a zillion of them that pop up when I search for "business card".
        One that offers a lot of templates would be nice.  Thanks.
        \_ There are general purpose printers and places that specialize
           in the profession that you're in. What profession are you in?
        \_ I was happy with just going in to Kinkos with a pdf of my card and
2004/12/17-20 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:35349 Activity:kinda low
12/17   Hey ASIC designers. What are some good drawing tools out there
        to do documentation stuff? This is for things like drawing
        waveforms, block diagrams, boolean gates, transistor symbols.
        Something on a non-Windows platform would be preferable.
        \_ Illustrator?
        \_ OmniGraffle on MacOSX
2004/9/12-13 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux, Computer/SW/Graphics] UID:33481 Activity:kinda low
9/12    For those who use LaTeX, what do you use to create diagrams of vector
        graphics?  I don't want to insert a bitmap if I don't have to.
        \_ I make all my graphics in Adobe Illustrator, then save them
           as .eps and include them in the document with \figure.
           I also include graphs from various other programs, and I just
           make sure they're all exported as .eps files.
2004/7/13-14 [Computer/SW/Apps, Computer/SW/Security] UID:32257 Activity:high
7/12    I have a pdf file that is somehow corrupted.  I want to recover
        its first page.  What tool can do that?  This is an image only pdf.
        \_ try opening it with illustrator.  I've seen that work.
        \_ Elcomsoft has a cool toy for breaking pdf security and saving
           the result as another file.  Maybe it can read it.  -John
2004/6/18 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:30897 Activity:nil
6/18    can anyone suggest what software to use to make a 3 foot by 6 foot
        poster?  powerpoint is frustrating for stuff like this, illustrator
        seems to become somewhat broken when your file is this big with
        a lot of images, and latex seems like the wrong tool for the job.  i
        already have my graphics as seperate files, i just need to do layout
        and put some text on, but i'd like to be able to work in real units.
2004/6/18 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Computer/SW/Apps] UID:30910 Activity:nil
6/18    [reposted] What is the best software to use for making large posters?
        I have found that Illustrator goes crazy when you have too large a file
        with too many bitmaps imported, and obviously powerpoint kind of sucks.
        It's been suggested that i use latex, but that seems like a silly way
        to do graphical layout.  i  don't object to buying expensive software
        (i won't be paying for it) but I want to know what the *right*
2004/4/6-7 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:13048 Activity:nil
4/6     What free software most closely matches the functionality of Adobe
        \_ I've never used it, but you might want to look into Sodipodi.
2001/7/26 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:21953 Activity:high
7/25    Is there a Unix/Linux application or tool that can open up EPS
        files and modify them (like draw lines on them, for example)?
        I need to it keep it as EPS, because it's going to be inserted
        into a Postscript document.
        \_ SodiPodi.  --mogul
        \_ Doesn't the gimp do this?( -ulysses
2000/5/2-3 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:18155 Activity:high
4/31    I'm writing a research paper. What vector drawing programs do
        people use to incorporate into the body?
        \_ xfig
           \_ I've found xfig to be cool until you start trying to add
              the pics into a document.  There's no interchange format
              between xfig and wordperfect (hpgl works but the drawing
1999/8/22 [Computer/SW/Apps, Transportation/Motorcycle] UID:16369 Activity:nil
8/21    Anyone have a hard copy of A. Illustrator and want to lend it to
        me? [suzuki]
1999/2/6-9 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:15369 Activity:high
02/08   Adobe Systems Infosession _TODAY_, Feb. 8: happening from 7-8 PM in
        the Lewis/Latimer Room of the Faculty Club.  We'll have pizza and
        refreshments, we'll have a raffle for the Adobe product of your
        choice -- but most of all, we have jobs for graduating seniors who
        are interested in working on exciting products.  Show up and bring
        your resume.  -- kahogan (khogan@Adobe.COM)
1998/11/2-3 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:14878 Activity:moderate
11/2    What is better, Adobe Illustrator 8.0 or Freehand 8.0?
        \_ GIMP 1.0