Friday, October 21, 2011

Prepress Acronyms

AA Author Alteration

A/V Audio Visual

AC Alternating Current (wall plug)

AI Adobe Illustrator or Artificial Intelligence

ALE Application Launching and Embedding

ALU Arithmetic Logic Unit

APP Application

BIN Binary

BIOS Basic Input Output system

BIT Binary Digit

Bitmap Graphic Format based on resolution or pixels

BW Black & White

BYTE Binary Table

C Coulomb

CC Customer Change

CAB Cabinet File

CAD Computer Aided Design

CAM Computer Aided Manufacturing

CD Compact Disk

CIA Confidentiality Integrity Authentication

CIE Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage, International

CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor

CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

CPU Central Processing Unit

CSV Comma Separated Value or Computer System Validation

CT Continuous Tone or Contone

CTP Computer to Plate

DC Direct Current (battery)

DCS Digital Color Separation

DFS Distributed File System

DI Direct Imaging

DOS Disk Operating System

DPI Dots Per Inch

DSL Digital Subscriber Line

DTP Desk Top Publishing or Direct to Press

DVD Digital Video Disk

E-Book Electronic Book

EDI Electronic Data Exchange

EE Extended Edition

EMAIL Electronic Mail

EMF Enhanced Metafile

EMM Expanded Memory Manager

ENG Electronic News Gathering

EP Electrophotographic

EPOD Electronic Publishing On Demand

EPP Electronic Prepress

EPS Encapsulated PostScript

ERA Electrically Reconfigurable Array

FAX Facsimile

FB Face Book

FIOS Fiber Optic Service

FKEY Function Key

FPO For Position Only

FTP File Transfer Protocol

FW Fire Wall

GB Gega Byte 1,000,000,000,000 Bytes

GCR Gray Component Replacement

GDI Graphic Developments Inc. or Graphic Device Interface

GFS Google File System

GIF Graphics Interchange Format

H&J Hyphenation and Justification

HEX Hexadecimal (base 16)

HI-FI High Fidelity

HI-Res High Resolution

HSB Hue Saturation and Brightness

HSL Hue Saturation Lightness

HTML Hyper Text Markup Language

HZ Hertz

I/O Input Output

IC Integrated Circuit

IDE Integrated Drive Electronics

IE Internet Explorer

IFF Interchange File Format

INF Information File

IP Internet Protocol

IPP Internet Printing Protocol

IS Information Systems

ISP Internet Service Provider

IT Information Technology

JDF Job Description Format

JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group

KB Kilo Byte 1000 Bytes

LAB L* stands for luminance, a* is the red-green axis, and b* is the blue-yellow axis

LAN Local Area Network

LCD Liquid crystal Display or Liquid Crystal Diode

Linux Open Source Multiuser Operating System

LS Line Screen

LZW Lempel Ziv Welch Compression

Mac OS X Macintosh Operating System 10

MB Mega Byte 1,000,000 Bytes

MP3 MPEG-1 Audio Level III

MP4 Mixed Audio and Video Images etc.

MS SQL Microsoft SQL Server

MS Microsoft

NAT Network Address Translation

NVRAM Non Volatile Random Access Memory

ODP Open Document Presentation

OPI Open Prepress Interface

PC Personal Computer

PDF Portable Document Format

PICT Picture File

PNG Portable Networks Graphics

PPC Power PC

PPD PostScript Printer Description

PPI Pixels Per Inch

PS PostScript

QC Quality Control

RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disk

RAM Random Access Memory

RGB Red Green Blue

RIP Raster Image Processor

ROM Read Only Memory

SAN Storage Area Network


SCSI Small Computer Systems Interface

SVG Scalable Vector Graphic

TB Tera Byte 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bytes

TGA Targa File

TIFF Tagged Image File Format

TP Twisted Pair Wire

TT True Type

TX Transmit

TYPO Typographic Error

UCR Under Color Removal

UDP User Datagram Protocol

UNIX Multiuser operating system

USB Universal Serial Bus

VA Voltage

VAC Voltage Alternating Current

VGA Video Graphics Array

VM Virtual Memory or Virtual Machine

VoiP Voice Over Internet Protocol

WAN Wide Area Network

WAV Windows Digital Audio File

WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy

WIDI Wireless Display

WI-FI Wireless Local Area Network

WMF Windows Meta File

WPA WI-FI Protection Access

XML Extensible Markup Language

YUV Y=Luma or Brightness U&V=Color Information

ZIP Compress a file with PKZIP