.PS File Extension

.PS File Extension

File Type

PostScript File

Developer Adobe Systems
3.6  |  129 Votes
Category Vector Image Files
Format Binary

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. PS files can be printed directly by a PostScript printer (i.e., containing a Raster Image Processor) without being opened in an application.

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Screenshot of a .ps file in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
PS file open in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

PS files have largely been replaced by other page layout file formats, such as .PDF.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.

You can convert PS files to PDFs using Acrobat Distiller, a program included with Adobe Acrobat, and Apple Preview, a program bundled with macOS. Simply open the file in either of these two programs and the PS file will be automatically converted to a PDF file.

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Programs that open PS files

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Updated May 23, 2019

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