EPS, or Encapsulated PostScript, is a PostScript document that has an image or bit map embedded within it. EPS files are used in all vector-based software, like GIMP, Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, etc. These files provide information and comments about a particular image, as well as a preview in the current window.
□ They are used by graphic designers to make designs that are print-ready.
□ They can easily be imported into other desktop publishing software, especially to edit logos and other designs.
□ They are easily supported by any word-processing software, like Microsoft Word.
□ EPS files should be print-ready, as many page layout software don’t support modification.
□ All EPS files must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inches), or they end up losing their quality.