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File TypePostScript File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
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CategoryVector Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a PS file?

A PS file is an image saved in the PostScript page description language. It may contain vector graphics, raster graphics, and text. The file can be printed directly by a PostScript printer (i.e., containing a Raster Image Processor) without being opened in an application.

More Information

PS files have largely been replaced by other page layout file formats, such as .PDF. Yet, they are still supported by many printers and programs. In general, they can be opened by any printer utility that supports PostScript.

NOTE: You can convert PS files to PDFs using Acrobat Distiller, a program included with Adobe Acrobat.

Programs that open PS files
Windows
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
ACD Systems Canvas 15
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
GSView
GPL Ghostscript
Inkscape
Mac
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Inkscape
Linux
Evince
GSView
Inkscape
Updated 4/19/2016