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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.

Definition

Image saved in the PostScript page description language; may contain vector graphics, raster graphics, and text; 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PS files have largely been replaced by other page layout file formats, such as .PDF.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.

Program(s) that open .PS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
ACD Systems Canvas 15
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
GSView
GPL Ghostscript
Inkscape
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Inkscape
Linux LogoLinux
Evince
GSView
Inkscape
Updated 11/12/2012