We do not support or address Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) image-related issues in BarTender. This is due to the supportability of EPS images in general.
EPS is a very old image processing format, and many applications consider EPS files and images legacy formats. They also pose a security vulnerability. EPS files are made up of a programable script and preview of an embedded image for generating the output for printing and on-screen display in applications. The ability to embed scripts into an EPS file means that if used maliciously, someone could embed remote code that can be executed.
- Refer to CVE-2015-2545 for more information.
- The issue was first identified in 2015. Microsoft deprecated support for EPS files in April 2017 and completely removed support for EPS files in May 2018 within applications such as Microsoft Office.
BarTender 2019 and later.
Based on this information, we recommend converting EPS images to and using other image formats if you are experiencing issues.
- If you have a third-party graphics application such as Adobe Illustrator (or similar), you can open an EPS file in it and save or export the file to another supported image format. Similarly, you can use online conversion tools such as CloudConvert.com or Convertio.co to convert an EPS file to another supported image format.
- Once you've converted the file to a compatible format for BarTender and saved it to your computer, you can simply insert it into your document as usual.
- PDF (Portable Document Format), SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), and EMF (Enhanced Windows Metafiles) are examples of other supported image formats that can be used and make your documents more secure.