File Formats: PostScript Document Format (PS)

PostScript is a simple interpretive page description language, also known as PDL, that is used to describe the appearance of text, graphical shapes and sampled images on printed or displayed pages. The page description and graphical capabilities of this language include arbitrary shapes, painting operators, fully integrated text and graphics, and sampled images derived from natural sources. Most advanced laser printers use PostScript in order to render electronic information on a printed page.

This filter can load files that are stored in memory (memory files). In addition, it supports an option that disables the cropping of files, by setting the DisableCropping property, and an option that disables the use of CIE colors, by setting the DisableCieColors property. Disabling the use of CIE colors will result in faster loading of PS files.

PS and EPS support is included as part of the PDF support available in the LEADTOOLS PDF Pro, Pro Suite, Document, and Medical toolkits.

For a PostScript image, you can read the following bits per pixel, using various DPI options: 1, 2, 4, 8, 24.

For a PS file, you can read the following bits per pixel, using various DPI options: 1, 2, 4, 8, 24.

The file constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
Postscript 1, 2, 4, 8, 24 BPP None PostScript Document.

Required DLL: Leadtools.Pdf.dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application .

You can write only an 8-bit PostScript raster image, using the LEAD EPS filter.

Related Formats: PDF - Portable Document Format, RTF - Rich Text Format.

Platform Support

Extension Module Value Win32 Win64 Net32 Net64 Linux Android Apple UWP MimeType Friendly Name
Postscript PDF 222 application/pdf PS - PostScript Document Format

For a complete list for supported file formats, see Summary of All Supported File Formats.

For details of the file formats supported across products and platforms, refer to File Format Comparison Chart.

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