File Extension Library

.DCS File Extension

  • Developer by: Quark Software
  • Category: Vector Image Files

What is an .DCS file?

.DCS file extension is created by Quark Software. .DCS has been classified as Vector Image Files.

.DCS is Desktop Color Separation File

Color-separated .EPS file; often saved as a collection of files, one for each color; the individual files are used as "plates" for printing individual colors of an image; allows colors to be separated properly before being sent to the printer.

The DCS format was created by Quark, but is also supported by several Adobe applications.

List of all softwares that can open the Desktop Color Separation File
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Adobe InDesign CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Adobe InDesign CC 2019

How to Open .DCS file on different platforms

Open .DCS File on Windows

  • Right-click a .DCS
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .DCS file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .DCS files" Press "Ok"

Open .DCS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .DCS file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .DCS File on Linux

Right click on the .DCS file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .DCS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .DCS file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .DCS File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .DCS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .DCS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DCS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DCS file format
  2. You need to check the .DCS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)