How to Open EPS Image Files on Windows

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In the event that you’ve run over an EPS record and can’t open it, you will have to introduce a viable picture survey or alter programming. Fortunately, there are a lot of projects that you can look over.

In this article, we’ll cover what an EPS document is, the thing that it’s utilized for, and how you can open, alter, and convert EPS records.

What Is an EPS File?

EPS represents Encapsulated PostScript. EPS records are most generally utilized by graphical plan applications (like Adobe Illustrator) to save 2D designs and vector pictures. Commonly, these pictures will be drawings, plans, or designs. The EPS document type likewise incorporates an implanted review picture in a bitmap design.

EPS records may likewise show up with the expansions EPSF and EPSI.

How to Open an EPS Image File

EPS picture records can be opened utilizing vector-based picture editors. On the off chance that you endeavor to open an EPS document with a non-vector-based application, it will probably rasterize the picture and eliminate the vector data from the record. Fortunately, there are a few projects you can use to open, alter, or convert EPS records without harming the document.

EPS Viewer

EPS Viewer is a simple and free program that you can use to view, rotate, pan, and resize your EPS files. You can also use EPS Viewer to convert the EPS file into another image format including JPEG or PNG. 

  1. Download EPS Viewer from their official page.
  1. Navigate to your downloads folder and double-click epsviewersetup.exe to install the program.
  2. Finish the installation wizard, then open EPS Viewer.
  1. Select Open File, then select Encapsulated PostScript in the Files of Type dropdown menu.
  1. Select the image file and select Open.

Google Drive

Among its numerous different capacities, Google Drive can likewise open an EPS record. Google Drive permits you to do as such for nothing and inside your program (without an establishment). All you need is a Google account.

  1. Head to Google Drive and sign in.
  2. Upload the EPS file to your Drive.
  1. Double-click the EPS file to open and view it.


On the off chance that you need to accomplish something other than see and perform basic interpretations/turns, IrfanView is one of the most outstanding free choices. The set-up is somewhat more involved, yet it’s great since IrfanView can open a wide scope of picture records and perform different picture altering capacities.

Head to the IrfanView download page and download either the 32-cycle or 64-digit variant relying upon your OS. Then, at that point, introduce IrfanView from your downloads organizer.

To open and alter EPS records with IrfanView, you will require the modules pack just as a piece of programming called Ghostscript. To introduce the IrfanView modules, head to the download page and download either the 32-digit or 64-bit rendition. Double tap the .exe document and complete the wizard to introduce the modules.

To check if these have been installed correctly, open IrfanView, select Help > Installed Plugins and check for “Postscript.dll”. 

Next, head to the Ghostscript download page. Select either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Ghostscript AGPL Release to download it. Navigate to your downloads folder and double-click the .exe to install it. 

Now, you’ll be able to open EPS files in IrfanView. Simply select File > Open and choose the .EPS file you wish to edit. 

Make sure that in the file type dropdown menu, PostScript Files is selected. 

Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop

In case you’re hoping to alter your EPS documents also, you will require a further developed program like Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. Both of these projects will open, alter, and convert EPS records.

Lamentably, these two projects require month to month or yearly memberships to utilize. To get to these projects, head to the Adobe site, make a record (on the off chance that you don’t have one), and select the membership plan that you need. Whenever you’ve introduced either Illustrator or Photoshop, you can see and alter EPS records as follows:

  1. Open Illustrator or Photoshop.
  2. Select File > Open.
  1. Navigate to and select the .EPS file.
  2. Select Open.
  3. The EPS file will now open in the editor.

How to Convert an EPS File

The simplest way of changing over an EPS record is to utilize EPS Converter. Essentially transfer your EPS record where it says Upload a document and select your objective arrangement, goal, and foundation straightforwardness. At last, select Start. Trust that the document will be changed over then download the outcome utilizing the connection given.

EPS files can also be easily converted using either EPS Viewer or Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop if you have downloaded and installed those programs. 

To convert via Illustrator or Photoshop, open the EPS file then select File Export. In the file type dropdown menu, select the type of file you wish to convert it to. 

To convert an EPS file via EPS Viewer, select the Save icon. In the dropdown menu, select the file type you wish to convert to. 

Time to Edit!

Luckily, there are plenty of applications to choose from if you need to view, edit, or convert EPS files. Your best free options include EPS Viewer (if you just need to view or perform basic edits) and IrfanView (if you need to do higher-level edits). But, paid programs like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop may be your best choice if you are going to be doing lots of work with EPS files. 

Which solution for opening EPS image files do you use? Let us know in the comments below. 


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