Open EPS files in Photoshop Elements 11

With EPS, Ai, and other allied file-format support being dropped from Photoshop Elements 11 (PSE11) some of us are probably wondering about how to open such files. You may be looking for known workarounds which would make your life easy when you browse all those great files of yours.

So, leave aside your worries, as, yes, there is a quick and simple workaround explained below on how you can open such file formats in PSE 11 Editor.

Files of type: Photoshop EPS or EPS Tiff Preview

  1. Click File->Open As (Windows) or File->Open (Mac).
  2. Choose your EPS file.
  3. Choose Tiff from Open As dropdown (Windows) or format dropdown (Mac).
  4. Click Open.

Files of type: Generic EPS (AI3, AI4, AI5, AI6, AI7, AI8, PS, EPS, AI, EPSF, EPSP)

*Would require older PSE version installed on machine.

  1. Quit Photoshop Elements 11.
  2. Copy the file ‘EPS Parser.8BY’ (Windows) or ‘EPS Parser.plugin’ (Mac) from:
  • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements [Version Number earlier than 11]\Locales\[Your Locale]\Plug-Ins\Parser
  • Mac: //Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements [Version Number earlier than 11]/Support Files/Plug-Ins/Parsers

3.  Paste the file in:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 11\Plug-Ins
  • Mac: //Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements 11/Support Files/Plug-Ins

4.  Restart Photoshop Elements 11.

Note: If you have installed PSE 11 on some other drive please navigate to respective drive location and perform above steps.

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  9. ProfessorStu says:

    But my problem still resides. I did not have PSE11 (or earlier versions) on my computer before I bought it three months ago, but I have large quantities of generic EPS files from all kinds of sources. I can’t open most of them using that Open as TIFF trick, and I’ve searched my computer forward and backward to find a EPS Parser.8BY file, but no luck. Where can I get this Parser file? Shouldn’t Adobe provide a download site for such minor repairs? If there is a such site, where? I’ve Googled, but no luck there either…

    • Garry says:

      Well, this is a workaround which I found after droppoing of these file format in PSE11. There is no site where this is available. Unfortunately if you do not have any older version I am afraid it would not be possible with this one. You can ask any of your friends or known person who can help you with this plugin if possible.

      Other way could be to find some free EPS readers and convert files to PSDs and then use in Elements.

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    Thank you very much for this info. Very detailed and helpful.

  12. Mairi says:

    Thanks so much, that was so helpful!!!

  13. PoorScribbler says:

    Thanks Garry, it works a treat.

  14. Scott Williams says:

    Yes it Works.
    Why oh why don’t Adobe include this in their software?
    How hard could it be?
    Just taken me 20 minutes to research this, find the old file – luckily still on another computer – and copy it to my new PC with the new Elements 11 on.

  15. David Kay says:

    I tried both the .tiff solution and the EPS Parser.8BY solution from Elements 10, and neither worked. Maybe I did it wrong because none of the files were in exactly the folder specified (although close). I tried to contact Adobe and they said they wouldn’t support this fix.

    Am I doing something wrong?

  16. Garry says:

    The solution is for PSE11 as EPS support was removed here. For PSE10 EPS support was there so no difference should happen.

  17. I still dont understand why these converters arent included. One would expect more functionality, not less

    We thought we bought a good product and now I am surfing the internet for hours to find some way to convert my logo eps file so I can work with it


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      The article is write here on this page. Not sure what issue you are having. Please let me know.