What is a .EPS File And How To Open It – Adobe Systems (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .eps extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .eps file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .EPS file?

The .EPS file extension stands for Encapsulated PostScript File. The developer of this file extension is Adobe Systems. The format of this vector related file is text.

What to know

There are currently 10 software that can open the .eps file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .EPS file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .EPS file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .EPS file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .eps file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MAGIX Xara Designer Pro X software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Corel PaintShop Pro, Serif Affinity Designer, GPL Ghostscript, QuarkXPress, Scribus and MAGIX Xara Designer Pro X.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .EPS file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MAGIX Xara Designer Pro X software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .EPS file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .eps file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Scribus software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple Preview, Serif Affinity Designer, QuarkXPress and Scribus.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .EPS file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Scribus software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .EPS file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .eps file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Scribus software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is KDE Okular, Grasshopper PageStream, XnViewMP and Scribus.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .EPS file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Scribus software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .EPS file?

If you are still unable to open the .EPS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .EPS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .epsf – Adobe Systems, .epub – IDPF, .epw – U.S. Department of Energy, .eqf – Nullsoft, .eql – MathType Settings. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .EPS file with the MAGIX Xara Designer Pro X, Corel PaintShop Pro, Serif Affinity Designer, GPL Ghostscript, QuarkXPress, Scribus programs on Windows, Scribus, Apple Preview, Serif Affinity Designer, QuarkXPress programs on Mac and Scribus, KDE Okular, Grasshopper PageStream, XnViewMP software on Linux.