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How to Convert an EPS File to a JPG


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.


Using an Online File Converter

If you don't have Illustrator, or would prefer a simpler solution to converting your EPS file, you can use a free online file converter to create a JPG. We recommend, a tool we whipped up as a part of Shutterstock's 24-hour Hackathon.

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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!