EPS vs. SVG.
EPS and SVG are popular vector file types that provide detail and scalability without losing resolution. Learn about their similarities and differences, as well as which file might work best for your next project.
What is an EPS file?
EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) is the standard vector file format for the print industry. EPS files are a common choice for attention-grabbing, large-scale print ad formats like posters and billboards. They’re widely compatible between different operating systems, design programs, and printers — but many people see EPS as a legacy file. Native formats like AI and other vector file types like PDFs are slowly replacing them.
What is an SVG file?
SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) are an excellent choice for logos, icons, or any image that needs to appear sharp and high-quality, no matter the size. What sets SVGs apart from other vector files is that they use the text-based XML programming language. Search engines like Google can read XML in the SVG files, which can help with SEO. This makes SVGs particularly useful for graphic design on the web.
What is the difference between EPS and SVG files?
Though they’re both image-oriented vector files, there are several critical differences between EPS and SVG files.
How do I convert SVG to EPS?
To convert your SVG file to EPS using Adobe Illustrator, follow these steps.
- Open Adobe Illustrator.
- Choose File > Open and select your SVG file.
- Open your SVG file.
- Choose File > Save As.
- Select Illustrator EPS and adjust the settings.
- Save your new EPS file.