How to Convert .eps Files Using PhotoPea to Opened in Affinity Designer
Most of the time .eps files will open in Affinity Designer just fine, but some open as blocks. Unfortunatly, without fail, you’ll get a half dozen know-it-alls on the forums and Facebook groups telling you either ‘Affinity Designer can open .eps files’ Which Yes, it will open them, but some don’t open correctly. Or you’ll get ‘this doesn’t happen’ or ‘there is nothing you can do’ before someone who knows Affinity Designer can help you. So Favorite this post, you’re going to need it a lot in the future.
I am told this is because the original designer did not create a ‘true’ .eps or they use too many of Adobe’s blend modes. I have no idea. What I do know is that you can’t edit those files are they are in Affinity Designer.
But converting them into usable files is simple and uses a free tool called PhotoPea.
Step 1: Go to https://www.photopea.com/ and open the .eps file using photopea
Step 2: Once the file is open in in PhotoPea, click File > Save as PSD and save the file as a .psd
Step 3: Open the New .psd file in Affinity Designer.
And you’re done.
I don’t know why a little online program like PhotoPea can convert this file, but Affinity Designer hasn’t figured it out yet.
PS. this will also open Adobe’s .ai files – but that’s a different post.