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Why I am not able to open this EPS file?

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Likewise on macOS...


Though the file itself is probably of little use as it's been converted to a series of grouped image layers.

Affinity Designer 2.4.2 | Affinity Photo 2.4.2 | Affinity Publisher 2.4.2
Affinity Designer 1.7.3 | Affinity Photo 1.7.3 | Affinity Publisher 1.10.8
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That Sushi_landing_10__Freepik.eps EPS-file is relative huge for an EPS (73.2 MB) and thus will take it's time to load and open at all. Further it contains AI specificas which probably will not be interpreted/rendered correctly in Affiniy software.

Such more complex AI EPS files from Freepik are mostly useless for Affinity software, as they will not be interpreted/rendered either the right way under Affinity!

%%Creator: Adobe Illustrator(R) 22.0

How that file should probably look more like ...


☛ Affinity Designer 1.10.8 ◆ Affinity Photo 1.10.8 ◆ Affinity Publisher 1.10.8 ◆ OSX El Capitan
☛ Affinity V2.3 apps ◆ MacOS Sonoma 14.2 ◆ iPad OS 17.2

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I get this result with Distiller v10.1. (after ~60 min.). Different to the EPS (73 MB) this PDF has 13 MB only (and it loads quite slowly), so the EPS was probably uncompressed and|or contains additional data from its creating app "Adobe Illustrator CC 22.0 (Macintosh)".



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Hello All,


thank you for your kind reply, indeed it took a very long to open, I actually left my Mac and as I returned I found it was open.

It does not render correctly as you guys have astutely pointed out.

I will probably need to open this in Illustrator as Thimaso said (I thank you or that).

Sad that Affinity is unable to open such files properly.

maybe a shout-out to the guys from Affinity maybe you can make this process better, please.

Again thank you all.

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The Adobe applications have a habit of putting Adobe-specific ‘stuff’ in certain files, under certain conditions, and it’s this ‘stuff’ which the Affinity applications cannot handle well, or at all.

This is partly because this ‘stuff’ is of a proprietary nature (‘secret Adobe sauce’) which Serif cannot access (or could access but would possibly be on shaky legal ground by doing so).

(The above is a simplistic explanation, just to give an idea of the problem, rather than a truly accurate overview of the circumstances.)

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