What is and How to Open a EPS File in Windows, MAC and online

  • Extension: .eps
  • File type: miscellanous
  • Description: Encapsulated PostScript files
  • Developer: N/A
  • Format: binary data


Problems Opening EPS Files? If you have a File with the .eps Extension you need specific programs that can open, edit, view and convert this format type. Specific software like an editor, viewer or reader.



What is a .eps File

An EPS file or Encapsulated PostScript, presents graphics files saved in the Adobe Encapsulated PostScript graphics format.

EPS Files are postscript programs. Some applications can display a preview in the screen. They are documents that can also be used as a vector graphics format.


Programs to Open EPS Files

The first step is to use the double click method or tap in the file icon. If windows finds  program associated with the extension EPS it will launch it.

If it doesn’t recognise it it means you don’t have installed the software needed for encapsulated postscript in your PC or mobile device.

You can use the following software to open, view, edit and convert:

  • ACDSee Photo Manager
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Blender
  • Corel Presentations
  • CorelDraw Graphics Suite
  • FastStone Image Viewer
  • Free PDF Converter
  • OpenOffice.org Draw(multiplatform software)
  • Preview (Apple OS X)
  • PrimoOnline
  • QuarkXPress
  • QuarkXPress for Mac
  • Ventura Publisher (MS-DOS)
  • XnView (multiplatform software)


.eps related extensions

Related formats are PDF (portable document format) and SVG (scalable vector graphics).


How to open EPS Files


  1. First, find your .eps file in your computer or mobile device.
  2. Then, you must double click on it if you are using a desktop computer, or tap on it with a mobile device.
  3. A drop down menu will appear with a list of programs to open with.
  4. Select one of the programs recommended above: ACDSee Photo Manager, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Blender, Corel Presentations, FastStone Image Viewer, OpenOffice.org Draw
  5. Confirm.
  6. Wait the software to launch.
  7. View the format.
  8. Save it if you want to keep it.


How to convert a EPS File

You can convert it to PDF with some of the available online converters.


Problems opening EPS Files: Can’t open?

If you experience problems opening it, windows raises a message: “Microsoft Windows can’t open this file

Ensure you follow the next tips:

  1. Ensure the extension .EPS  is properly associated with the software when you double click on the file.
  2. Check that you have installed at least one of the programs need to manage these files.
  3. Update the program to get the last version.
  4. Ensure you have all the computer privileges, you are admin or you have all needed privileges.


How to create a EPS File

You can create it with many graphics applications like:

  • ACDSee Photo Manager
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Illustrator (Microsoft Windows)
  • Adobe Photoshop (Windows)
  • Blender (Windows)
  • Corel Presentations
  • CorelDraw Graphics Suite
  • FastStone Image Viewer (Windows)
  • Free PDF Converter (Microsoft Windows)
  • OpenOffice.org Draw (multiplatform software)
  • Preview (Apple OS X)
  • PrimoOnline
  • QuarkXPress
  • QuarkXPress for Mac(Apple OS X)
  • Ventura Publisher (MS-DOS)
  • XnView (multiplatform software)


How to Delete? Is it Safe?

You can delete it safely but you will loose all the multimedia information in it.


About .EPS extension

In filesextension.com we explain yo what is a file with the .eps suffix, how to edit, view, open and convert it.

The encapsulated postscript format can be opened with the programs above in windows, mac and linux.

Contact us through the contact page if you have additional information, comment or need help about the EPS format or software related.