Re: Best File Format for Submission of Pictures to Journals?

 At 01:15 PM 9/19/96 -0500, you wrote:
 >What is the best picture format to use for electronic submission to
 >journals among GIF, JPEG, and TIFF?  I would like to preserve as much
 >resolution as possible when scaling the picture size.
 I talked to a friend who works at a chemistry journal, and she said:
 The best is an .eps file. A tiff file is a bitmapped (for a scanned) file
 and is more likely to cause problems w/ scaling.
 I know that JPEG is a "lossy" format, losing some data for the purpose
 of making
 smaller files.  This is good for web pages, but bad for submissions.
 GIF doesn't lose information, but is bitmapped like TIFF, I believe.  EPS
 (or just plain PostScript) is probably the best bet if possible. In general,
 any "vectorized" format will scale better than a "bitmapped"
 one.  PICT is
 probably ok as well, since it usually contains vectorized data.
 -==-John R.