.EPS File Extension

Encapsulated PostScript File

What is an EPS file? The EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) format is the industry standard for professional printing. It is a document structure conforming to PostScript used for vector graphics files. EP...

General Information

Title EPS File Extension
Extension .eps
Full Form Encapsulated PostScript File
File Type Vector Graphic File
Developer Adobe Systems
MIME Type application/postscript

File Function

Primary Function Graphics format
Additional Functions Contain vector, bitmap images, text
Features Scalable, Embeddable

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Printing Yes
Vector Graphics Yes
Professional Design Yes
Web Graphics Some cases

Security and Practices

Security Risks Script injection
Best Practices Validate, Sandbox

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1987
Latest Version EPS 3.0 (1992)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .ai, .pdf, .svg, .ps

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Adobe Illustrator Subscription Windows, Mac
GIMP Free Windows, Mac, Linux
CorelDRAW Subscription Windows, Mac
Inkscape Free Windows, Mac, Linux