Open EPS File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs

File type: Encapsulated PostScript


What is

The DSC-conforming PostScript document EPS or Encapsulated PostScript comes with extra limitations designed to make the use of the EPS files as graphics file formats.

The files with the EPS file extension are reasonably predictable and self-contained. The PostScript documents capable of describing the images or drawings could be placed in a different PostScript document.

A file saved with the format could contain a BoundingBox DSC comment that describes a rectangle containing an image referenced by the EPS file. Programs could utilize this information in laying out the page even when they are not able to submit the PostScript inside directly.

The page description language or PDL PostScript is used in describing the graphical content and text of the page. It could also be employed in defining the appearance of text and graphics for print and screen.

The said language had been developed by Adobe and has since undergone a number of updates and revisions.


How to open EPS files


Category: Vector Image Files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows:
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 ,
  • Adobe Illustrator,
  • Adobe Acrobat,
  • Adobe Photoshop,
  • QuarkXpress,
  • IMSI TurboCAD,
  • ACDSee Photo Manager,
  • ACD Systems Canvas
Open with Linux:
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 ,
  • Adobe Illustrator,
  • Adobe Acrobat,
  • Adobe Photoshop, TurboCAD
Before the introduction of PostScript, publishing systems have relied on the proprietary systems for typesetting which had frequently resulted in incompatibilities between printing systems and computers.
Pages that integrated images, line art and text were manually assembled using a photographed paste-up board.
The picture is then sent to the printing plate employed in making copies of the document. The Adobe PostScript has made the production of high-quality page content possible.
The page content includes images, line art and text in a standard format that is compatible with a multitude of devices.