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any way to view eps files

Discussion in 'Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files' started by watchdaride, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. watchdaride

    watchdaride Member

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    .I have a bunch of clipart in EPS vector. Is there a way or program that allows you to view eps files in windows xp when you use thumbnail view like how you see jpg pictures? I am using XP? I have irfanview but you have to open each on individually .
     
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  2. StopSignGraphics

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    If you have a copy of Adobe Bridge it will let you preview an eps file.
     
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  4. The Vector Doctor

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    Only if it saved with a preview or you save/create it yourself. I have dozens of folders of eps clipart that bridge will not preview. I have to open/resave the eps for bridge to preview it
     
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    +1 for irfanview!
     
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Here's a link to a thread where this was discussed just 10 days ago.
     
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    Ifran is good as is ST Thumbnail Explorer and all those programs mentioned in the previous thread but none will work worth a damn if there isn't a Tiff header in the EPS.
     
  8. StopSignGraphics

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    I didn't know that...are you sure? I've learned something new.
     
  9. The Vector Doctor

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    Yes
     

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  10. J Hill Designs

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    yeah tiff preview needs to be checked - but it bloats the eps file size so I leave it off...
     
  11. Fred Weiss

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    Au contraire Mon Ami ... Extensis Portfolio does not suffer from such shortcomings.

    Here are screen shots of two EPS files I intentionally saved as EPS without a preview and then added to a Portfolio database. The first screen shows the thumbnail view and the second screen shows the detail view when the thumbnail is double clicked. The third screen shows a catalog I made some time ago with AI files without previews.

    Of additional interest, the version of Portfolio that I am using is version 4 which is 10 years old. It will thumbnail and process the full size into a viewable JPG which can also be keyworded for searching later.
     

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  12. Fred Weiss

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    Extensis Portfolio is available as a 30 day free trial HERE.

    There are also online videos and other documentation. Here is a link to the supported formats, which include Illustrator EPS and AI.
     
  13. J Hill Designs

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    nice
     
  14. The Vector Doctor

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    I may have to try the trial version. Does it work on files that you never created yourself? I have a cd with eps files that won't show the preview on anything until I actually resave it
     
  15. Fred Weiss

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    As a publisher of vector clipart I can tell you that the only EPS and AI you can count on to work everytime is that which has been saved from Adobe Illustrator. For example, CorelDRAW and FlexiSIGN will often fail to import their own EPS exports even though other applications will handle them okay.
     
  16. watchdaride

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    some one said on windows 7 it will show eps images on thumbnail. Any one using windows 7 can confirm this.
     
  17. Stickerland

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    I can confirm Windows 7 does not show eps thumbs...
     
  18. ronl1975

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    +1 what Fred said. Extensis Portfolio is great !
     
  19. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    :rolleyes::rolleyes: Hmmm... on my Mac, I select the EPS file, press the spacebar and "poof", I have a large preview right there in front of me. Feature called quick view. Now... along the lines of what Fred said... it only seems to work with EPS created in Illy.
     
  20. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Thanks for that link Fred... Although I don't really need Extensis Portfolio, it has led me to their Font Management software (Suitcase Fusion 2)... and it looks like what I really need... I've always struggled with font management software!!
     
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