EPS: The Ultimate Guide to EPS File Formats

If you have worked with vector graphics, you probably have used EPS files. This file format is unique because only a few programs can open it. If you’ve stumbled on this file format, you may have noticed it’s one of those few file types with a postscript program. With the right information and software, you should be able to open this file format.

What is an EPS file?

An EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) file is a graphics file format used to save vector images which can be opened in Adobe Illustrator and other similar software such as Gravit Designer. The file stores image data such as text and graphics and its bit map version. This makes it easy for you to view your EPS file projects.

Are EPS files dangerous?

Files that allow scripts to be embedded in them can be potentially dangerous. Malicious people may take advantage of the program to spread malicious software to your system disguised as an EPS file. Before you open EPS files on your device, be sure you have an up-to-date antivirus, and ensure you source those files from reputable sites.

How to open an EPS file with Gravit Designer

If you have received EPS documents, you need basic computer skills, and the right software to open them. Very few software can open EPS files, and luckily, Gravit Designer is one of them. Opening this file type in Gravit Designer is easy if you know how to go about it.

Gravit Designer is a vector image software with its own file format, .gvdesign, which makes it possible to open other vector files, including EPS. When it comes to importing EPS files, only Gravit Designer PRO can accomplish it.

To open EPS files using Gravit Designer:

  • Launch Gravit Designer
  • Go to File, then Open File: This method creates a new file, which you can then edit, modify, or view.

You can also use the import option to open EPS files. Go to File, then Place Image on Canvas. Once the file is on the canvas, you can view, edit or modify the file accordingly. It’s a fairly simple procedure, and anyone with basic computer skills can manage it.

But you have to note that Gravit Designer can’t save EPS files. While you will easily open them using this software, you will have to export them using a proprietary file type. This means that you won’t be able to save changes to an existing document. You have to create a new document with a different file type to save changes.

Why can't I open EPS files in Gravit Designer?

Gravit Designer should open all EPS files without any problems. However, there are times you may face challenges trying to access this file format from your device. Here are some possible causes:

  • Faulty EPS file download: The file may be broken because of problems downloading it from the internet. This problem is often brought about by incomplete downloads. Always ensure the file downloads completely.
  • Using the free version of Gravit Designer: Free version has limited capabilities, so you need the PRO version to be able to open EPS files. Upgrade to the PRO version to enjoy all the features, including opening EPS files.
  • Corrupted files: Presence of malware on your device may corrupt your EPS files, making it impossible to open them with Gravit Designer PRO. Be sure to scan your device regularly with updated anti-malware.


You should open EPS files easily with the right graphics software, such as Gravit Designer. But ensure it doesn’t come with malware by scanning them with a reliable anti-malware first. Also, ensure you upgrade to Gravit Designer PRO to be able to open EPS files, and enjoy a host of other premium features.

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