There are two kinds of people in this world – those who are always on the lookout for the nifty tools that will convert the xyz image format to Encapsulated Postscript (eps) and those who have no clue what Encapsulated Postscript is.
Why do we like to convert all kinds of shit to eps so much? It’s because of LaTex. And while the pdflatex has support for most non-postscript image types, you sometimes want to compile your documents into postscript format first for best results.
On most unix systems converting between back and forward between common graphical formats and eps is relatively trivial. There are dozens of small command line apps (most likely developed by and/or for frustrated LaTex users) that will for just that for you. Many systems will actually ship with decent assortment of these tools out of the box.
However if you find yourself editing LaTex documents on windows you might be lacking these tools. Or not. I found myself in this situation the other day, and I was able to find windows port of jpeg2eps as well as the port of the awesome sam2p app that works on bitmaps, png’s and bunch of other file formats. The direct link to the binaries is here.
Once you have the right tools, the rest is easy.
[tags]latex, eps, postscript, jpeg2eps, sam2p, conversion, convert to eps[/tags]