File Formats: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)

Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)

PostScript Raster (Encapsulated PostScript). These files are used primarily on PostScript printers. These printers usually offer more variety of fonts and higher resolution than standard laser printers. EPS files will work on any PostScript compatible printer and any end-user application that supports placement of EPS files in its workspace.

The image that you read from an EPS file can be a PostScript image, a PostScript raster image, an embedded TIFF image, or an embedded WMF image. The image that you write to an EPS file is always a PostScript raster image.

These files can be forced to open thumbnails instead of the PostScript data by setting the ForceThumbnail property to true.

For a PostScript image, you can read the following bits per pixel, using various DPI options: 1, 4, 8, 24. This requires the PDF filter.

For a PostScript raster image, you can read the following bits per pixel: 1, 8, 24.

For an embedded TIFF image, you can read the following bits per pixel: 1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32.

For an embedded WMF file, you can read the following bits per pixel: 24.

You can write only an 8-bit PostScript raster image, which is grayscale.

EPS and PS support is included as part of the PDF support available in the LEADTOOLS PDF Pro, Pro Suite, and the Document / Medical toolkits.

The file constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
EpsPostScript 1, 4, 8, 24 BPP None Encapsulated PostScript.
EpsTiff 1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 BPP None Encapsulated PostScript with TIFF preview.
EpsWmf 24 BPP None Encapsulated PostScript with WMF preview.
Eps 1, 8, 24 BPP 8 BPP (Grayscale) Encapsulated PostScript.

Required DLL: Leadtools.Codecs.Eps.Dll. This format also requires one or more of the following, for loading, depending on the content of the file: Leadtools.Codecs.Tif.Dll, Leadtools.Codecs.Wmf.Dll,Leadtools.Pdf.dll (This DLL also requires Leadtools.Pdf.Utilities.dll). For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application . Related Formats: PDF - Portable Document Format, RTF - Rich Text Format, PS - PostScript Document Format.

Platform Support

Extension Module Value Win32 Win64 Net32 Net64 Linux Android Apple UWP MimeType Friendly Name
Eps EPS 16 application/postscript PostScript Raster - Encapsulated PostScript
Tif TIF 3 image/tiff TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
Wmf WMF 15 image/x-wmf Windows Metafile - WMF

For a complete list for supported file formats, see Summary of All Supported File Formats.

For details of the file formats supported across products and platforms, refer to File Format Comparison Chart.

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