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.PS File Extension

File TypePostScript File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
3.5 (97 Votes)
CategoryVector Image Files

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PS files have largely been replaced by other page layout file formats, such as .PDF.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
Updated 5/23/2019

About PS Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.ps suffix is and how to open it.

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