Ploticus provides PostScript, EPS and SVG output formats for pre-press work and publication-quality
graphs. This may be of interest to those who are preparing graphs
for submission to journals and other publications.
PostScript or EPS
graphics can be imported, viewed, and manipulated by packages such as Freehand,
Photoshop, and Illustrator. Editing of individual graphical components
can be done by opening the file in Illustrator; from there it can be copied
If no edits are required, the file can be opened in Photoshop by specifying
the resolution required (ie. by a journal), flatten it and save as a TIF
(or just give the journal the EPS file).
The commonly available ps2pdf(1) utility can be used to convert postscript to PDF.
is a newer vector format that is viewable by browsers and also suitable for
editing and publication purposes. SVG uses high quality fonts and vector graphics.
Apparently the SVG spec has become lower priority for many vendors and its future is uncertain.