How to Compress an EPS File

by Lindsay Howell

EPS is an image file used by many graphical editing programs. If you have an EPS file that you are no longer using, but you want to keep, you can compress it. This will condense the file's size so that it does not take as much space on the computer as it did uncompressed. However, compressed files must be uncompressed to be used.

Step 1

Right-click the EPS file.

Step 2

Click "Send to," then "Compressed (zipped) folder." A compressed folder appears beside the normal EPS file with the text highlighted blue.

Type in the name that you want to give the compressed EPS file. Press the "Enter" key to save the name.


  • Once you compress the EPS file, you can delete the original to save space on your hard drive.

About the Author

Lindsay Howell has been writing since 2003. Her works have been featured in "Bittersweet," her campus literary magazine. Howell has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Frostburg State University.

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