PS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PS files.

What is a PS 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PS

While we know of one file format using the .PS 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 .PS file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Any Video Converter ApplicationAny Video Converter ApplicationUser submitted
Acrobat DistillerAcrobat DistillerUser submitted
Corel Graphics ApplicationsCorel Graphics ApplicationsUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
FreePDFFreePDFUser submitted
GSviewGSviewUser submitted
Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
PDFCreatorPDFCreatorUser submitted
FreePDF XPFreePDF XPUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!