Can't save as .eps file with Photoshop CC 2021

Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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As the title says, I updated to Photoshop CC 2021 and now I can't save my .psd files to .eps format, as I'm doing for many years...

Why ?

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Community Beginner , Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

Finally, it wasn't the good way...

I tryed with another file and saw the problem : I was in 16 bits.

After setting it in 8 bits, .eps format was available.

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New Here , Sep 03, 2021 Sep 03, 2021

 Thanks for the 8 bit help! However i still encountered the issue until i selected "enable (legacy save as)" in the Prefrences-File handling tab. I hope this saves some users more time! 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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The only formats I see when I want to save as :

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Community Expert ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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I do not have problem on Windows, see screenshots. Wait for someone with Mac computer to confirm or try to reset preferences what is general advice for all things weird in Photoshop.

save as drop down with formats.jpg

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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It works perfectly now ! 

Thacnk you for the advice.

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Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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Finally, it wasn't the good way...

I tryed with another file and saw the problem : I was in 16 bits.

After setting it in 8 bits, .eps format was available.

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Sep 03, 2021 Sep 03, 2021

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 Thanks for the 8 bit help! However i still encountered the issue until i selected "enable (legacy save as)" in the Prefrences-File handling tab. I hope this saves some users more time! 

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Sep 25, 2021 Sep 25, 2021

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My file was already in 8-bit mode so this really helped and fixed my issue thank you! 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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Same!!

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New Here ,
Oct 13, 2021 Oct 13, 2021

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PERFECT!!! THANKS

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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You saved the day! Thanx! How dumb Adobe is when rewriting their apps.

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New Here ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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THIS!!

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Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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GOD BLESS YOU

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Community Expert ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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I'm having a bit of a problem understanding the point of saving out .eps from Photoshop. It's a vector format - somewhat obsolete but still used occasionally for simple vector designs like logos.

 

But Photoshop doesn't really do vector for output. I tried a test file with a filled path and some live text, and it didn't survive when reopened into Illustrator.

 

The path appeared in Illustrator as an uneditable pixel layer (that's "layer" in the Ai sense; not the PS sense).

 

The text survived as vector, but not editable text.

 

If you need .eps with vector content, use Illustrator. If you want raster, use Photoshop and something like png, Or am I missing something here? 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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Hi. Eps is a vector format. However it also is a format that saves PMS color information for 1 and 2 color spot jobs. This is essential for the printing industry. Removing the ability to save out eps as well as greyscale jpg and tif files makes being a pre-press print designer's life a nightmare.

 

Without eps format there is no way to save monotone, duotone or multichanel files to place in InDesign. Without greyscale jpgs you cannot recolor them using PMS colors in InDesign. All of this makes simple 1 and 2 color print job way more complicated than they used to be.

 

Contrary to popular belief, print is not dead. 🙂

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New Here ,
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Thank you for this. I couldn't do it until I put in 8 bit. TY!!!

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New Here ,
May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022

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It needs to be saved as a copy first - then you're able to export as EPS.

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New Here ,
Jun 03, 2022 Jun 03, 2022

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Actually, if you go for "Save a copy"option, then it should save as .eps - AND with a transparent background. I do not know what witchery it is, but it worked for me 🙂 

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New Here ,
Jul 07, 2022 Jul 07, 2022

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Thank you. It works!

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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You can also press option-command-s and then select .eps from there

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