PS File

What are PS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PS 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 a PS file?

A .PS file is a PostScript Document file.

Files that contain the .ps file extension are image files that have been saved in the Adobe PostScript language. These files can contain images, text, or a combination thereof.

The PS images can be printed directly by a raster image processor without actually being opened in the application that it was designed in. This allows users to transmit image files to one another, even if the recipient does not have the actual application that the original file was created in. The PostScript file format has become less popular and is being replaced by the PDF file format, which was also created by Adobe.

How to open PS files

We have identified 5 PS openers that are compatible with this specific type of PS file.

Programs that open PostScript Document files

IrfanViewIrfanViewVerified
GSviewGSviewVerified
ImageMagickImageMagickVerified
Adobe IllustratorAdobe IllustratorVerified
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopVerified

Last updated: November 30, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PS files. Remember, different programs may use PS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Acrobat DistillerAcrobat DistillerUser submitted
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
FreePDFFreePDFUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
PDFCreatorPDFCreatorUser submitted
FreePDF XPFreePDF XPUser submitted
GIMPGIMPUser submitted
CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
EPS ViewerEPS ViewerUser submitted
Adobe Acrobat ElementsAdobe Acrobat ElementsUser submitted

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