Convert PDF to EPS online, for free.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a universal file format that comprises characteristics of both text documents and graphic images which makes it one of the most commonly used file types today. The reason PDF is so widely popular is that it can preserve original document formatting. PDF files always look identical on any device or operating system.
Most people head right to Adobe Acrobat Reader when they need to open a PDF. Adobe created the PDF standard and its program is certainly the most popular free PDF reader out there. It's completely fine to use, but I find it to be a somewhat bloated program with lots of features that you may never need or want to use.
Most web browsers, like both Chrome and Firefox, can open PDFs themselves. You may or may not need an add-on or extension to do it, but it's pretty handy to have one open automatically when you click a PDF link online. I highly recommend SumatraPDF or MuPDF if you're after something a bit more. Both are free.
Developed by: ISO
Initial Release: 15 June 1993
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) is a file format that contains text and graphics-based instructions for drawing a vector image. An EPS file also contains an encapsulated image that displays what the final image should look like, which provides users with a low-resolution preview of the image even if they do not have the correct software to open it fully. EPS is most commonly used for creating huge hardcopy graphics, known as dry graphics.
EPS is a relatively old file format that opens in many applications. Two default programs for opening EPS are Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. PaintShop Pro is another great program for opening EPS files. EPS is also supported by CorelDraw Graphics Suite, XnView, OpenOffice.org Draw, or Blender.
EPS can be converted to many different file types, such as AI, JPEG (EPS to JPG), PNG, GIF, TIFF, SVG, or PDF. EPS was developed by Adobe. Therefore, the best programs to use for converting EPS are Adobe applications, notably Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. A free, non-Adobe program to consider is FreeConvert's Image Converter.
Developed by: Adobe Inc.
Initial Release: 1992
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