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This morning I bought a file from fotolia. I tried to open the eps file with photoshop but got this error:

"Could not open the file since PostScript instructions could not be analyzed".

What can I do?

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Is this really the exact error you're getting? Doesn't seem so. I'd suggest to contact them and ask them if the file is corrupt. You bought something that doesn't work. –  slhck Jun 4 '11 at 14:31

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Try opening the file in a text editor (eg. Notepad on Windows). PostScript files are text files and you should be able to read the contents. The first line should be something similar to:

%!PS-Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0

If it is, then your EPS file is probably corrupt.

If it is not, then your file is probaby another format or it may have been compressed prior to download, using a common format like ZIP.

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Thanks for your answer. I opened the file with a text editor, as you suggested. The first line is "%!PS-Adobe-3.0"; there's no "EPSF-3.0". should I add it? Sabrina –  user84512 Jun 5 '11 at 8:54
    
No, don't add it. That just means it is a PostScript file as opposed to an Encapsulated PostScript file. Because you can read it in a text editor, that means it is not compressessed. It may be corrupted ot truncated. You sould try to download it again and see if you have better results. –  Mike Fitzpatrick Jun 5 '11 at 13:42

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