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Dear developers,

I have a problem with EPS import. I downloaded this vector pack what include an EPS and a JPEG:


When I opened in AD, then I get a few group, but thats no correct, curves mixed. If I open this EPS in Illustrator, then I get correct groups: every person a group. If I export this EPS to SVG by Illustrator, and open exported SVG in AD, then groups will ok.

Please check, what's problem with groups in EPS import, because I don't want use Illustrator.


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Hi mykee,

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.

You can see these if you use Acrobat to convert the EPS to PDF - unfortunately you just get a series of rasterised tiles that represent the image. Unfortunately there isn't anything we can do about this!

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