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EPS File not rendering completely

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I bought an image off of Shutterstock as an eps and it doesn't seem to be rendering completely in Affinity Designer. I checked to see whether it was just a WYSIWYG issue so I exported it as a JPEG. Unfortunately, the jpeg had the same issues. I Have attached the original Shutterstock file, the Affinity file I have used the eps in. Tried to upload the jpeg to this forum but kept getting upload errors so gave up.

shutterstock_615545459.eps

Panel_2.afdesign

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Hi jborgbarthet

Thanks for the file. The issue here is that the original EPS is an Illustrator formatted EPS file which means it contains two streams of data: Regular EPS data and an Embedded AI file. What this means is that when Illustrator opens the EPS it will read the Illustrator stream showing the file exactly as it was saved when created in Illustrator. 

However there will be Illustrator elements in the file that aren't compatible with EPS (for example Mesh Fills) and will get rasterised into pixel data in the EPS stream, when saved. But when opened in AI they appear correctly as vector objects because it is using the AI stream.

When the EPS file is opened in Affinity we are unable to read the AI stream and instead have to open the EPS stream with the rasterised data.

As such this isn't a bug, just an annoyance on how Illustrator exports EPS files and how most stock sites seem to only want to use the EPS format (that isn't quite EPS)!

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Thanks Sean, that's insanely helpful and explains a lot as to some of the previous issues I've had. Looks like I'm going to have to get the jpeg version of this instead off Shutterstock.  As always, VERY glad I switched to Affinity! I'd never get this level of support at Adobe.

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