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Name PostScript
Version 2.0
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/postscript
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:  com.adobe.postscript
PUID:  x-fmt/406
Classification Image (Vector)
Description PostScript (.ps) file format is a type of vector graphic file, it is saved by PostScript general-purpose page description language. Developed in the 1980s by Adobe Systems, its main focus was to turn digital graphics and text ready to print, it allowed for users to more easily turn their text and graphics into printed copies.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (1.0 / 1.1)
Has lower priority than Encapsulated PostScript File Format (1.2)
Has lower priority than Encapsulated PostScript File Format (3)
Has lower priority than Encapsulated PostScript File Format (2.0)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (88)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (3.0 / 3.2)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (4.0)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (5.0 / 5.5)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (6.0)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (7.0)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (8.0)
Has priority over EndNote Import File  
Has priority over BibTeX Database File  
Is previous version of PostScript (2.1)
Is subsequent version of Postscript (1.0)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Supported by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 11 Feb 2006
Source description  
Last updated 17 Jun 2022
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