Trying to find an editor for an eps file isn’t easy. I’ve found the software called InkScape. https://inkscape.org/

Problem

After downloading and installing, it cannot natively open an eps vector file. I’m planning on editing and creating a lot of eps files and who knows what format someone will send me, but a Vector artist is sure to, at some point, send over an EPS file.

Solution

Ghostscript is an aftermarket, opensource project that has been around for about 20 years, which aims to solve a lot of these types of problems. Inherently, let’s see if it will work.

Downloading ghostscript,

Using the Windows 64bit version, we get an installer. Instead of installing, extract it to a folder to a temporary location.

Rename the bin folder to gs.

copy the entire contents of the ‘lib’ folder into the newly renamed ‘gs’ folder.

Now that we have a directory with all of the files we need, the directory needs to be put into a permanent place. In my case, I’m going to use the root of C:\ as the location to store the GS folder.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

Add ‘C:\gs’ to the System Path in environment variables as show below:

If you are unsure about how to add a path, a more detailed explanation may be found here or just google something like “Add Environment Variable Path”. (TIP: Make sure you are adding a ‘System’ variable and not a ‘User’ variable).

Some Windows Installations may require you to reboot your machine before this setting takes affect, but most modern machines will instantly take effect.

You are now ready to edit EPS files using InkScape.