Different Ways to View EPS Files
Opening and viewing EPS files doesn't have to become a problem. On both Mac and Windows running machines the operating system comes with programs that can open EPS files for viewing. In the Mac machines, Apple Preview will open an EPS file for viewing, and that application comes installed on Apple systems. On a Windows OS machine with Microsoft Office installed, EPS files can be embedded into documents for viewing.
Adobe Acrobat is versatile when it comes to viewing EPS files. The application can open any Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files for viewing on any machine running either Mac or Windows operating systems. Other applications from Adobe that can open EPS files for viewing are Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker and Adobe Photoshop.
Other applications that can open EPS files for viewing are as follows:
The above sites offer free software available for download online. Each link will take you to the main page of the listed sources and will not start an automatic download. The four sites listed are all also open source software, which means that improvements on each application may be added at anytime from the many developers who are working on the applications. If you do chose to go with one of the four listed open source sites, it is important to remember to check back at the sites on a regular basis to both provide feedback on how the applications work for you and to get any new patches that are created for the software that you have downloaded.
Another free way to view Encapsulated PostScript files is available from EPS Viewer. This software was made exclusively for showing preview images and gives users the ability to convert an open EPS to other formats such as JPG and GIF. In order to use this software users must have one of the following Microsoft operating systems running on their machines: Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista.