I was wondering if Illustrator actually saves .eps files as an .eps, or if it just names it that way. My company is looking for a program that will allow us to make changes to an image and then save it as an actual .eps, not just named that way.
In order for the graphic file to be an eps format it has to have certain characteristics, such as vector based and containing protocols inherent to eps. Remember, Illustrator can also save files as ai and other vector formats, so it does use the eps protocols when saving as eps. Illustrator will also save raster based files that have been imported as eps but those won't have individual character information, it will be a block. If you start with a vector eps or ai file, you can make changes and save back to the original format or to an alternate format. HTH
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