Not all EPS vector images are compatible with Adobe Illustrator. I've had to try to work with vector images created using seismic data analysis applications, GIS applications and even flowchart diagramming applications. They all use Postscript to define the way an object appears, but they can implement that Postscript in a way that makes them un-editable in Illustrator. But you can try. Illustrator can probably open the file, or even part of the file, but don't be surprised when you see a error message like 'Unsupported shading object encountered' or worse. I've encountered some weird things opening EPS files, like a map file where all the lines were expanded to outlines and used as masks over large rectangles instead of a simple rule with a stroke assigned to it. I wish could be more help, but EPS files are considered output files. They are containers to allow other applications to embed its contents in their own files and provide the output device with enough information to accurately print or reproduce the file. — you’ll need to install X Window support (until they release a native version). There are various other commercial options as noted by Alain. for Mac is an excellent vector trace tool that enables the conversion from a raster bitmap images like JPEG, BMP and PNG to a scalable vector graphic with a few simple clicks. Super Vectorizer does an impressive job of vectorizing Raster / Bitmap / Photo Images into crisp, clean, scalable fine Line Art / Illustrations / Vector Art. It will assist anyone who does lots of vector image cleanup in becoming more productive. e.g. Adobe Illustrator might be the gold standard when it comes to vector software for the Mac, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to create crisp mock-ups and icons. EPS is native to Adobe Illustrator which is a commercial software that you can sign up for a monthly fee. There are a few open source (free) options such as Adobe Illustrator: How can I convert images (.jpeg, .png) to Vector files (.ai, .eps, etc.) while maintaining the image quality? What tools/software do you use for Research, Writing/Editing, Creating Vector Images and Production Workflow for Large Research Projects? Adobe Illustrator: How can I convert images (.jpeg, .png) to Vector files (.ai, .eps, etc.) while maintaining the image quality? What tools/software do you use for Research, Writing/Editing, Creating Vector Images and Production Workflow for Large Research Projects? A fellow police officer came into work, off duty, to help me find a troubled child that was missing. He was on his own time but got a radio and actually found the boy because he had had prior contact with him so much so that the mom had the officer's personal phone number. - Go to a home goods store and damage the bags of grass seed or similar then point it out to a manager and ask for a big discount because it's damaged good. - Buy an appliance that's identical to the one you have and broke, swap them out then return the broken appliance for a refund (Sanders) 'The problem is if you don't act in the midst of a growing recession what does it mean to create a situation where millions of more people become unemployed and that could spread and I have serious concerns about that I think it would be a terrible idea to add millions more to the unemploymen... Source.