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There is one problem with eps files.
If I export an eps file from AD for iPad and import it in AD for iPad later, all layers disappear and all objects organized in layers will be exposed.

I post illustration materials on stock photos, but the user who downloaded such a file judges that the eps file is difficult to use, and may not buy my provided material.

So I would like to know the solution to this problem.

The file "IMG_0326" is a eps file that has the issue of no layers.

The file "IMG_0327" is the original file that has many layers.

The file "IMG0325" is my usual export setting.

Thank you in advance.





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Sorry can’t understand your export settings screenshot but check this setting, it could be your layers are being rasterised because they contain some features that an EPS file cannot support.



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From what I"ve read in other forums on the web, the EPS file format does not support layers. Perhaps use a different format if they need to be preserved, such as PDF?

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Hello Paul and walt,

Thank you for your advice.

I understood eps seems not to support layers. Anyway, I will try creating a test file that have layers without any effect like noise or transparency or dop shadow.


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I think when exporting, transparency is rasterised. As Walt suggested, PDF may be more appropriate. They are some members here who can probably explain reasons why (not me).

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Dear Affinity engineers,

I found out that any layers and groups are disappeared when I export files as eps even if the export setting is whichever version 2 or 3, whichever rasterize non supported effect.

Is there any way to avoid this??

Kind regards,


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