Files with ps extension can be commonly found as to-be-printed final versions of documents and other publications saved in Adobe PostScript language for PostScript printers.

There are 2 other file types using
the PS file extension!

ps file icon.ps - Paul Shields song file

ps file icon.ps - MPEG program stream format

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Software that works with ps file extension

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PS file extension - Adobe PostScript document

What is ps file? How to open ps files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

ps file icon: ps filetype icon

The ps file extension is typically associated with Adobe PostScript, a dynamically typed concatenative programming language, best known for its use as a page description language in the electronic and desktop publishing areas. Once the de facto standard for electronic distribution of final documents meant for publication, PostScript is steadily being supplanted in this area by one of its own descendants, the Portable Document Format (PDF).

You may occasionally encounter files containing a stream of PostScript data. These files may typically be sent directly to a PostScript compatible Printer for printing.

More commonly, you may encounter Encapsulated PostScript files (eps) which typically contain a section of a page or an individual graphic.

MIME types for ps files:
application/postscript
application/ps
application/x-postscript
application/x-ps
text/postscript
application/x-postscript-not-eps

The default software associated to ps file type:

Adobe Illustrator icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Illustrator  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor and part of some editions of Adobe Creative Suite and Cloud. It is a direct competitor to programs like CorelDraw. Illustrator allows users  to create sophisticated artwork for virtually any medium.

The latest version, Illustrator CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Illustrator CS6.

Ghostscript icon

Ghostscript  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Artifex Software

Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF.

Related articles:

How to install a virtual PostScript printer in Windows

Help how to open PS files:

Postscript is a text print description language used for final documents meant for prining. Nowadays used mainly by Adobe applications, such as Photoshop or Illustrator which can both open and print them.

How to convert file with extension PS:

A lot of programs support the export to PostScript for the purpose of printing.

Find conversions from ps file:

ps to pdf

ps to psd

Find converter to ps file type:

ai to ps

cdr to ps

dwg to ps

jpg to ps

pdf to ps

png to ps

ttf to ps

File identification strings:

HEX code: 25 21 50 53
ASCII code: %!PS

List of software applications associated to the .ps file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open ps file, edit ps file, convert ps file, view ps file, play ps file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the ps files.

  • Open ps file
  • Save ps file
  • Edit ps file
  • View ps file
  • Convert ps file
  • Create ps file
  • Import ps file
  • Export ps file
  • Print ps file
  • Others ps file

Software that open ps file - Adobe PostScript document

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ps file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ps file by default:
Adobe Illustrator small icon Adobe Illustrator
Other suggested software:
Adobe Photoshop small icon Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Acrobat small icon Adobe Acrobat

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