Recently I run into a new problem, I need to convert a PNG file into EPS vector format, so my client can further utilize the file for her purpose. I did took a lot of time on studying this and finally picked 6 practical solutions to convert PNG to EPS, no matter you are using Adobe Photoshop or illustrator or any online free converters, working on a Mac or Windows PC.

What is EPS format?

The full name of EPS is Encapsulated PostScript, it is a vector-based image containing texts and graphics. For a long time, EPS is widely used to exchange images, drawings or layouts of a page, it uses lossless compression to maintain high image integrity. And that’s why many logos are saved in this format.

Batch Convert PNG to EPS (Mac|Windows)

To batch convert PNG files to EPS and with good quality, a professional image tool will be the best choice. Often, such a tool offers abundant features to read and manage all kinds of image files. It is available both on MacOS and Windows.

BatchPhoto is always my favorite image tool to bulk edit and convert images. It allows users to:

  • Open and view all kinds of raw images
  • Convert 170+ images to different formats, svg to eps, eps to pdf, etc
  • Export image to PDF
  • Edit images easily: rename, resize, crop, add effect, rotate, change DPI, replace color, add watermark, comment, add frames or border, etc
  • Upload and share image to FTP or social accounts
  • Batch processing
  • Preserve original image quality

Steps to Batch Convert PNG to EPS with BatchPhoto (Mac | Windows)

  1. Grab a copy of BatchPhoto, install and open it on your Mac or Windows PC.
  2. Click Add Photos on the main interface to import a or multiple PNG files.batch png to eps 1
  3. Optional. Click Edit Photos and select a filter to customize your PNG images before conversion.batch png to eps 2
  4. Go to Setup, choose output as EPS and select output folder as needed.batch png to eps 3 
  5. Hit Process and convert PNG to EPS in batches on your Mac or Windows machine.batch png to eps 4

Convert PNG to EPS in Adobe Photoshop

Working as the most powerful tool to edit and manage image files, Adobe Photoshop is always picked as the first choice to convert PNG to EPS vector image.

  1. Open PNG in Photoshop.png to eps ps 1
  2. Go to File>Save a Copy.png to eps ps 2
  3. Choose Photoshop EPS as the output format and click Save.png to eps ps 3
  4. In the options box, select the option according to your needs and click OK.png to eps ps 4

Convert PNG to EPS in Adobe illustrator

Adobe illustrator is another perfect app to convert PNG to EPS vector format with details kept, it is a professional vector files editor. It has both Mac and Windows versions too.

  1. Open PNG in illustrator.
  2. Go to Window>Image Trace.
  3. In the Image Trace box, manually adjust Preset and Mode according to your need.png to eps with illustrator 01
  4. Go to Object>Image Trace>Expand.png to eps with illustrator 02
  5. Go to File>Save as, choose illustrator EPS as the output, then click Save to export PNG as EPS in illustrator.

Save PNG as EPS in Adobe Acrobat

In fact, if you have installed Adobe Acrobat, you can save a PNG file as EPS directly in Adobe Acrobat.

  1. Launch Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Right click the PNG file icon and open with Adobe Acrobat, or go to Tools>Create PDF, import the PNG file and open as PDF in Adobe Acrobat.png to eps acrobat 1
  3. Then go to Export PDF on the right panel.
  4. Click on More Formats, choose Encapsulated PostScript as the output format.png to eps acrobat 2
  5. Hit the settings icon and adjust the Save As options, then click OK and Export the PNG file as EPS format.png to eps acrobat 3

2 Best Online Free PNG to EPS Converter

When converting PNG to EPS, online image converters are always the first choice coming to users, they are free and easy to use. Here, after testing dozens of online free PNG to EPS converters myself, I pick the top 2 :cloudconvert and aconvert. Have a try after you check the following details.

#1 cloudconvert

If you are a Google Docs user, you should be familiar with cloudconvert, it is an online conversion service offered within Google Docs to read or convert the files that you upload to Google Drive but Google Docs cannot work on them.

And this just proves that why cloudconvert is my best pick, due to its satisfactory conversion quality and excellent user experience.

The Good

  • Good conversion quality
  • Batch convert
  • Upload files from computer, URL, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box
  • Excellent support on output format
  • Enable customizing files by offering conversion options
  • Create archive for output files
  • Fast conversion

The Bad

  • Potential risk of information leakage
  • Image quality is sacrificed sometimes

Steps to Convert PNG to EPS with cloudconvert

  1. Head to cloudconvert PNG to EPS converter in your web browser.
  2. Click Select Files to upload PNG files.cloud convert 01
  3. Choose output as EPS.
  4. Optional. Click on the Settings icon to adjust conversion options, then click Okay.cloudconvert02
  5. Then click the Start Conversion button.
  6. Once the conversion finishes, click Download to get EPS output.

#2 aconvert

Another online free PNG to EPS converter on my recommendation list is aconvert. It brings qualified conversion quality and run fast to process a conversion. In addition, this tool allows users to convert document, eboo, image, video, audio, archive and even webpage.

The Good

  • Upload files from computer, URL, Google Drive, Dropbox
  • Excellent support on output format
  • Allow to change image size
  • Convert fast

The Bad

  • Do not support batch conversion
  • Potential risk of information leakage
  • Unstable conversion quality
  • Too many ads on the webpage

Steps to Convert PNG to EPS with aconvert

  1. Head to https://www.aconvert.com/image/png-to-eps/in your web browser.
  2. Click Choose Files to upload a PNG file.
  3. Choose output as EPS.
  4. Select to change image size or not.
  5. Click Convert Now to turn PNG to EPS.aconvert01
  6. Once the conversion is ready, click the download icon to get EPS file.aconvert02

Conclusion

If you want to convert PNG to EPS for a vector work creation, you are recommended to converting with Adobe Illustrator, but if you have plentiful of PNG images to be saved in EPS format, BatchPhoto will be the most efficient solution.