When I scp (secure copy protocol) a .eps image file (generated using IDL) from a remote server to my desktop, the image seems to be of a lowered resolution and "choppy". Strangely, when I transfer from one remote server to another I do not have this problem. How can I maintain image quality while transferring such files to my desktop?

  • Are you sure you were viewing the EPS file and not some other file with a different extension which whatever viewing application you used read instead? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Nov 5 '13 at 22:57
  • I've used evince on the remote server and the desktop. And the file is eps. – Steppenwolf Nov 6 '13 at 23:35

The scp protocol provides a byte-identical copy service. You can verify that after doing an scp, the same file exists on both the source and the destination (for example, you could look at the file size and the result of md5sum). If the files are indeed identical, then your lowered resolution has a different cause, not scp.

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