EPS File Type- The quick facts
What are EPS files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an EPS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an EPS file?
EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. Files that contain the .eps file extension often contain images and text. The EPS files are used by a variety of computer drawing applications. In some cases, a file with a .eps extension may also contain font design information.
The EPS file format supports transparency, linked files and thumbnail imaging of documents. It also allows certain types of files to be opened up across multiple operating systems, ensuring that a user can open the file even if he or she is not running on the same operating system or with the same computer application as the individual who created the file initially.
How to open EPS files
Important: Different programs may use files with the EPS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your EPS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different EPS openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: June 29, 2021
Suggest another file format using extension EPS
While we know of one file format using the .EPS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .EPS file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of EPS files. Remember, different programs may use EPS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Adobe Illustrator||User submitted|
|Adobe Photoshop||User submitted|
|Microsoft Picture It||User submitted|
|Adobe Photoshop Elements||User submitted|
|Paint Shop Pro||User submitted|
|Ashampoo Photo Commander||User submitted|
|Macromedia FreeHand MXa||User submitted|
|Macromedia FreeHand MX||User submitted|