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EPS file format description

Many people share .eps files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .eps file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .eps files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.eps - Encapsulated PostScript Image

The EPS graphic files are related to GhostScript. An Encapsulated PostScript file is a PostScript language program describing the appearance of a single page. Typically, the purpose of the EPS file is to be included, or encapsulated, in another PostScript language page description. The EPS file can contain any combination of text, graphics, and images, and it is the same as any other PostScript language page description with only a few restrictions.

Graphic files
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eps2, epsf
Encapsulated PostScript Image related extensions:
Encapsulated PostScript Interchange Document
Compressed PostScript
Unified Printer Parameter

Naturally, other applications may also use the .eps file extension. Even harmful programs can create .eps files. Be especially cautious with .eps files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .eps file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .eps file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

wps, fps, dps, rps, pes, esp, epz, epw, ep, els, sps, ps, es, epx, epc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

FPS Creator Segment
Microsoft Works Document
DOpus Exported Settings
Pencil for Firefox Compressed Document
ElmerPost Data File
Ovation Pro Style Sheet

Operating systems

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