Encapsulated PostScript It's a standard graphics file format intended for placing images or drawings within a PostScript Document.
How do you open EPS files?
If you are using Mac, you can open EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) files right away finding the files in Finder, and then double-clicking on them. Alternatively, right-click an EPS file, select ‘Open With’ and then click on ‘Preview’. On the other hand, if you are on Windows, you need commercial vector software like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or PaintShop Pro 2020 to open such files. If you are looking for free vector software, choose from Inkscape or Ghostview.
Where can I use my EPS File Logo?
EPS file logos are great for editing and printing purposes. Such files are compatible with different programs and systems. As EPS file format stores logo as a mathematical equation, it is infinitely editable. You can use EPS files for a number of materials, such as posters, stickers, business cards, brochures, labels, and clothing, to name a few.
Pros of EPS File
EPS files have better print quality than vector graphics. With the EPS file format, curved lines are easily re-sizable without damaging the quality. These files have cross-platform compatibility and make for a great choice for illustrations such as logos, brand images, etc.
EPS files can be easily edited with illustration programs like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, and Inkscape. This makes them a perfect candidate for graphic designers who want to modify and share design-enhancing graphics.
Cons of EPS File
The disadvantage of EPS files is that they can’t be scaled upward. Another major disadvantage is that you need Adobe photo editing software to work with these files if you want great quality. However, it’s not a con for many individuals and businesses that can purchase Adobe products easily.
What’s more? If your computer is not compatible with PostScript, that would be another problem. The quality you view on your monitor won’t be the same as the one you will get on the printed canvas.