We often hear from folks who would like to use a vector or EPS file in a document or a webpage, but run into trouble converting it into a suitable format. EPS files are not supported by many desktop publishing programs like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, so you'll need to convert your file into a raster format like a JPG in order to use it in your document.
There are two ways to convert an EPS to a JPG: you can either use graphic-design software, like Adobe Illustrator, or you can use a free online file-conversion tool to convert your file right in your browser. In this post, we'll share a few tips on how to accomplish either approach.
Converting an EPS to a JPG in Adobe Illustrator
Step 1: Open your EPS file in Illustrator, then go to File > Export.
Step 2: Name your file and choose where you want to save your JPG. I chose to save my file on my desktop.
Step 3: Click on the Format bar and choose JPG.
Step 4: Check the box next to "Use Artboard" so that your JPG will only be the vector you have on your artboard. Then click the Export button.
Step 5: A pop-up window will appear with JPG Options. Depending on how large you want to save your file, your selection will differ, but I like to have a higher quality JPG, so I keep the exporting settings at maximum. Once you choose the size you prefer, click OK. Your EPS will be exported and saved as a JPG.
If you don’t have an EPS handy, but would like to try out either of the approaches above, download our free vector of the week and give it a shot!