Martin Osieka

'PostScript' FileType Plugin (.PS, .EPS, .AI)

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'PostScript' FileType Plugin (.PS, .EPS, .AI)


Imports .PS (PostScript) , .EPS (Encapsulated PostScript), and .AI (Adobe Illustrator) files and renders them to Paint.NET bitmap layers. This plugin requires that Ghostscript is installed. Ghostscript is used to render the vector graphics to bitmap layers. Sometimes the rendering of a layer takes a long time (especially for high resolution).
Be patient ;-)


Martin Osieka

Download >> ImPS,EPS,AI.FileType v1.0 (15.3.2014)


Follow the instructions carefully

  • Install Ghostscript (
    The plugin has been tested with Ghostscript 9.10. If Paint.NET is running as an 64bit application then you have to install "Ghostscript for Windows (64 bit)" else the 32bit version.
    The plugin identifies the installed ghostscript version via the registry.
    If you are using the plugin w/o Ghostscript a messagebox will popup telling you that Ghostscript is required.
  • Copy the two files OptionBasedLibrary vX.X.dll/.dlc to the Paint.NET\ folder (NOT to Paint.NET\FileTypes\ !!!)
  • Copy the two files 'ImPS,EPS,AI.Open.FileType.dll/dlc' to the Paint.NET\FileTypes\ folder
  • Do not remove older versions of the OptionBasedLibrary if they are required from other plugins.

To verify the installation you should restart Paint.NET and check that in the filetype popup of the open file selector dialog are entries starting with PS. EPS, and AI.


Paint.NET 3.5.11 and 4.0.5

Supported languages

The language used in the plugin depends on the language setting of Paint.NET and the support of this language by the plugin. The fallback is the first supported language of the plugin. Languages are defined in the .dlc files. This plugin supports the following languages in the moment:

  • English
  • Deutsch

Dialog options


Known issues





  • 1.0 (15.3.2014)
    - First public release
Edited by Ego Eram Reputo
Added link to zipped DLL
  • Like 1
  • Upvote 3

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Is there an update to this post? I would like to download these plugins to open .eps, but it takes me to a blank page when I click the link and nothing downloads.

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12 minutes ago, ThePeoplesChampion said:

any support for vectors with layers? is a bitmap editor--it doesn't have vector support.  So, this plugin imports vectors as bitmaps.

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