Photoshop not opening EPS files correctly

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by James U., Apr 11, 2005.

  1. James U.

    James U. Guest

    I've got a weird problem and I'm not sure how to fix it - any help would be
    appreciated.

    I'm running Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10. I create an EPS drawing in
    Illustrator and open it in Photoshop, at which point it *normally* asks what
    size it should open the file, DPI, anti-alias or no, etc. But something has
    changed to where now it just opens the file and it's really grainy-looking;
    no options or anything.

    Does anyone know how to "fix" this?
     
    James U., Apr 11, 2005
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  2. James U.

    Tacit Guest

    It's just opening the EPS preview--likely because it can't recognize the
    EPS itself. Older versions of Photoshop can have trouble opening newer
    versions of Illustrator EPS files.

    Try saving the file from Illustrator as an Illustrator 8 EPS.
     
    Tacit, Apr 11, 2005
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  3. James U.

    James U. Guest

    It's just opening the EPS preview--likely because it can't recognize the
    Thanks for the tip - I had suspected that but saved in in a few older
    formats (as far back as 5.5) and it didn't do it. It still opened what looks
    like the TIFF preview.
     
    James U., Apr 11, 2005
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  4. James U.

    tacit Guest

    In that case, something strange is going on--is the EPS rasterizer
    plugin installed correctly? What happens if you save the EPS without a
    preview?
     
    tacit, Apr 11, 2005
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  5. James U.

    James U. Guest

    In that case, something strange is going on--is the EPS rasterizer
    If I try to open an EPS without a TIFF preview it says it cannot open the
    file because it is not the right type of document. Hmmm.

    How can I reinstall the EPS rasterizer plugin? Should I just try
    reinstalling Photoshop?

    Thanks for your help.
     
    James U., Apr 13, 2005
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  6. James U.

    tacit Guest

    I'll assume that the EPS file has a .eps extension, yes?
    Yes, that should do the trick if the problem is indeed a missing EPS
    rasterizer.
     
    tacit, Apr 14, 2005
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