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Name Encapsulated PostScript File Format
Version 2.1
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/postscript
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:  com.adobe.encapsulated-postscript
PUID:  fmt/1884
Classification Page Description
Description Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) is a page description format, developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated. Version 2.0, of which this is an iteration, was the second version of the format, and developed in 1989. An EPS file comprises a header section followed by a PostScript document. An EPS can optionally include a preview raster image, in which case a binary header is prepended to the header.
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over PostScript (3.0)
Is previous version of Encapsulated PostScript File Format (3)
Is subsequent version of Encapsulated PostScript File Format (2.0)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Supported by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Source National Library of Australia / National Library of Australia
Source date 19 Jul 2023
Source description  
Last updated 19 Jul 2023
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