.PS File Extension

PostScript File

A PS file is a PostScript document. PostScript is a page description language used in desktop publishing to create printed materials like brochures, posters, and books. To open a PS file you can use...

General Information

Title PS File Extension
Extension .ps
Full Form PostScript File
File Type Page Description File
Developer Adobe Systems
MIME Type application/postscript

File Function

Primary Function Printing instructions
Additional Functions Graphics, Text formatting
Features Scalable, Embeddable fonts

File Characteristics

Quality High resolution
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Indirectly

Use Cases

Desktop Publishing Yes
Professional Printing Yes
Graphic Design Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Rare malware
Best Practices File validation, Update software

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1982
Latest Version PostScript 3 (1997)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .eps, .pdf, .ai

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Adobe Acrobat Free, Paid Windows, Mac
Ghostscript Free Windows, Mac, Linux
GSview Free Windows, Mac, Linux