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After Installation of Monterey no more EPS previews

New Here ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Hi there,

After the installation of Monterey all EPS are without preview... What can I do

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Don't use eps?

I use them occasionally, but it's an old tech which hasn't seen any update in eons.

Any particular reason you need to use eps - old printer RIP?

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Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Getty images and many other vector based illustration services use EPS files to distribute artwork.  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Open the .eps in Ilustrator and save as .ai then, with pdf compatibility off.  If you need to drop into InDesign or after effects then turn on pdf compatible. Avoid using .eps & pdf compatible  and  your workflow will be more productive.

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Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Thanks for amazing tip, but I've got hundreds of these things! Maybe I can create a shortcut and process all at once. 

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Nov 30, 2021 Nov 30, 2021

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Sorry, but I am a graphic designer and EPS is still used a lot for illustrations (vector) and for the distribution later.... This tip is not really a help!

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Nov 30, 2021 Nov 30, 2021

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This tip is not really a help!


By @nicolea54182876

 

As a Mac user it's your only option at the moment. Perhaps Apple will implement support for EPS again or someone makes a system extension that does.

 

But I would take it as a warning sign to change workflows and really only use EPS when absolutely necessary. All modern layout applications are able to use PDF.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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According to: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/253307271

 

This is caused by:

 

macOS Monterey is missing the generator needed to do this. It used to be in `/System/Library/Quicklook` as `EPS.qlgenerator`. Sadly, you can't just copy it over from an existing Catalina installation (I don't have a BigSur handy to try that), as that keeps crashing. Btw. you'd have to put it into `~/Library/Quicklook` as `/System` is not writeable anymore.

 

I can only assume that Apple had some issues with the generator and thus removed it.

 

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