Encapsulated PostScript

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Encapsulated PostScript
Filename extension.eps
Internet media typeapplication/postscript
Type codeEPSF
Uniform Type Identifier (UTI)com.adobe.encapsulated-postscript
Type of formatGraphic file format
Extended fromPostScript

Encapsulated PostScript is a graphics file format. It describes printable documents.

EPS was developed because it is difficult to transfer images between Postscript files. An EPS file contains a bounding box. This makes it possible to calculate a preview image. The file contains either a bitmap or a vector graphic image. In essence, EPS is PostScript with a few restrictions, such as just having one page.Frim the file signature, people cannot tell whether the image is a bitmap or in vector format.

EPS is hardly used anymore due to the newer PDF.