How to Change an EPS File Into a JPEG or PDF


The EPS file extension stands for Encapsulated PostScript. It is most often used for vector-based graphics, such as files created in Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw. EPS files are usually used to import a vector graphic into another document, such as an Adobe InDesign, Quark or Word file. EPS files can be scaled down because it is vector-based and not affected by resolution. However, you can change the file to a JPEG or PDF file, which may be useful if you need send a copy of the graphic to someone by email. One of the best ways to do so is to open the EPS file in a graphics program, such as Illustrator or CorelDraw, or a photo editor such as Photoshop. If you don’t have access to the program, however, you can use a free conversion tool to convert the file right away.

Things You'll Need

  • EPS file
  • Graphics or photo editing software
  • Conversion tool

In Adobe Illustrator

  • Open Adobe Illustrator. Choose “File, Open” to select an EPS file. Click “Open.”

  • Select “File, Export.” Choose a destination folder for the file. Enter a new file name if you want. Select “JPEG” from the “Save as Type” options to save the file as a “JPEG.” Click “Save.”

  • Choose “File, Save as” to convert the file to a PDF. Choose a destination folder and type a filename. Select “Adobe PDF” as the format. Click “Save.” Click “Save PDF.”

In CorelDraw

  • Open the EPS file in CorelDraw.

  • Click “File, Export.”

  • Select “JPEG” as the file format. Type a filename and click “Save.” Likewise, choose “PDF” as the file format to convert to PDF instead.

In Adobe Photoshop

  • Open Adobe Photoshop.

  • Choose “File, Open” to import the EPS file.

  • Select the EPS file from your computer. Click “Open.” Specify the resolution and dimensions you want to use.

  • Click “File, Save as.” Under “Save as Type,” choose “JPEG” or “Photoshop PDF,” and click “Save.”

Conversion Tool

  • Log on to a free online conversion tool. Some converters you can use directly online and others you have to download.

  • Select the EPS file you want to convert.

  • Select the file type to which you want to convert (JPEG or PDF). Click “Convert.”

Tips & Warnings

  • Using a free online conversion tool such as Zamzar, the converted file will be emailed to you.

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