Photoshop: What are the future plans for Photoshop .EPS support?

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I use a server based colour conversion tool by GMG and I have questioned why they are no longer supporting .eps files in their latest release, their reply was 'Our headquarters have confirmed that support for the format EPS has been removed from the latest version of GMG ColorServer. Unfortunately this means if you are looking to upgrade, a new file format would need to be considered. The EPS format is considered a ‘legacy’ format by Adobe and support for this is also being removed by other developers including Microsoft'.

Is it true that in the near future Adobe plan not to support .eps files? If this is true, my business holds millions of images in the .eps format and I will need to plan ahead accordingly.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Matt
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Warren Heaton

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It sounds like GMG dropping support for Encapsulated Postscript  files is being confused with Adobe dropping support for them.  While I have no official news on the subject, I find it highly unlikely that .eps would be dropped entirely.  I could see not being able to save to .eps happening at some point, but certainly not being able to open, import or place them. 

Or are you just concerned that if GMG dropped support that Adobe might as well?
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There are no plans to kill off EPS, but just about everything it does (except DCS) is handled by PDF in a more portable manner. What is GMG recommending you move to?
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I was told by GMG that .eps support was being removed by Adobe and this is why the latest release of GMG Colour Server will not recognise or process .eps files, this raised alarm bells but it maybe just GMG are factually wrong.

GMG are suggesting we just use another file format, they are not anymore specific than that.

It is pleasing to hear there are no plans from Adobe to shelve this format.