The File Extensions Database


.EPS File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Vector Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .EPS file?

.EPS is Encapsulated PostScript File

An EPS file is a graphics file saved in the Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file format. It may contain 2D vector graphics, bitmap images, and text. EPS files also include an embedded preview image in bitmap format.

EPS file open in Adobe Illustrator CC 2017

EPS files are often used to save artwork, such as logos and drawings. They are a common format used for transferring image data between different operating systems. The files are supported by several different drawing programs and vector graphic editing applications. You can convert EPS files to standard bitmap formats such as .PDF, .JPG, .PNG, and .TIFF using programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and CorelDRAW.

NOTE: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and later no longer supports EPS files. The EPS format is still supported by Adobe Photoshop.

Programs that open Encapsulated PostScript File
Windows
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018
Corel PaintShop Pro 2019
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe InDesign CC 2019
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
Corel Presentations X9
QuarkXpress
Scribus
MAGIX Xara Designer Pro X
Inkscape
Mac
Apple Preview
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe InDesign CC 2019
Microsoft Word 2016
QuarkXpress
Scribus
Inkscape
Linux
KDE Okular
Grasshopper PageStream
XnViewMP
Scribus
Inkscape

How to solve problems with EPS files

  • Associate the EPS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any EPS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.EPS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the EPS file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .EPS is Encapsulated PostScript File. Because only the current version supports the latest EPS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .EPS is Encapsulated PostScript File update.
  • To make sure that your EPS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.