Choosing a print encoding method

By default, the printer driver transfers binary information to PostScript printers; however, you can choose to transfer image data using JPEG or ASCII encoding These options are not available to non-PostScript printers such as many inkjet models.

JPEG-encoded files are smaller than binary files, and therefore require less time to print; however, using JPEG encoding decreases the image quality. Only PostScript Level 2 (or higher) printers support JPEG encoding; sending a JPEG-encoded file to a PostScript Level 1 output device may result in PostScript language errors.

Some print spooler programs, computer networks, and third-party printer drivers don't support files that are binary or JPEG-encoded, and some PostScript output devices accept binary and JPEG-encoded image data only through their AppleTalk and Ethernet ports, not their parallel or serial ports. In these situations, you can select the ASCII encoding method. However, ASCII files contain about twice as many characters and require about twice as much time to transfer as binary files.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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