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Cant open .eps file???

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by EMSbyDay, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. EMSbyDay

    EMSbyDay Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Client sent me a file yesterday through "yousendit" as it was a 30MB file stating that it was a ready to go .eps for print. But when I tried to open it today in Illustrator CS it wont open and I get the message "DCS EPS files cannot be opened or embedded. PLease place this file using the Link option"

    Is it a bad format do you think? Or possibly just made on a newer version? I havnt upgraded from CS yet as its done everything I've needed so far.

    Link to file:

  2. hammered

    hammered Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    Opened fine in Draw

    I could save as an AI or publish to PDF to see if that helps ya. Not 100% sure if it will alter the file though.
  3. ndemond

    ndemond Active Member

    Nov 6, 2007
    Me also :thumb:
    TVA logo - UPDATED copy.jpg

    Mac converted it to a pdf and I resaved as a jpeg.
  4. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

    Aug 28, 2007
    No prob. here either, but I'm on my mac like ndemond. Took stinkin' 30 seconds to download it, but nevertheless, I got it.
  5. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    Got the same error with CS2, opened fine in Apple Preview. I then tried to place the image and I got this error: "Support for high-resolution DCS content is limited to non-transparent Host-Based separation workflows."
  6. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

    Nov 29, 2003
    Kahului, Maui
    same here, in CS2 on a PC, then it placed a horrible 1 bit bitmap of the gradient shown in the earlier post.

    I would ask client to resend without gradient, and you could re-apply it

    Attached Files:

  7. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    I got the same bad results with Illustrator CS2. I next opened it in Corel X3 successfully although there were editing limitations. I then resaved it as Illustrator AI CS2 and it opened successfully in Illustrator.

    Everything in the artwork is a bitmap with the exception of the line of text at the bottom right.

    Here is the information on EPS DCS from the Illustrator Help Files:

    So, in short, this is a file that can only be printed. Vectors are non existent for most of the artwork. In addition, this is a good example of where the client should provide a JPG proof along with the production file. The reason being that it looks different in Corel X3 than it looks in Illustrator.

    If I were doing this job, I would open it at production size in Photoshop and then set my color mode and profile and save out of Photoshop in my preferred file format for printing.
  8. Rooster

    Rooster Very Active Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    It wouldn't open for me in illustrator (CS3) either. Told me to place it instead. Once I did that and saved it as a pdf it opened fine in photoshop. Oddly enough opening the file directly in photoshop produced a blank file.

    There is nothing in there as far as vectors are concerned. Everything has a bitmap effect (bevel) applied to it.