PS File Type- The quick facts
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?
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
Important: Different programs may use files with the PS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PS 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 PS openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: December 31, 2021
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 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.