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EPS file format

File extension
.eps
File category
Programs
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
CorelDRAW
Microsoft Digital Image Editor
QuarkXPress
GIMP
OpenOffice
Main program
Adobe Illustrator
Description
EPS is a convenient file format for the transfer of text and images files. Publishers frequently use them as it can run in all operating systems. Graphics can be sent and received within different PostScript files. Low-resolution image previews can also be sent and received within the documents.
Technical details
You can use this file to layout the page. It’s possible with rendering the file’s PostScript or even without doing the rendering. A comment of BoundingBox DSC is present in the EPS file. The comment provides information related to the containing image within the file. The comments of BounidngBox define the file size and resolution. WMF or TIFF files may be the file previews; in that case, they begin with the 4 bytes having C5 D0 D3 C6 as the characters. In this way, the character group looks like “Adobe”. Other files are starting with [%!PS-Adobe-a.b EPSF-c.d]. Here, the lowercase letters are usually single-digit numbers.
MIME type
application/postscript
image/x-eps
application/eps
application/x-eps
image/eps