Ask the client to send the file as AI (original Illustrator).
Apart from that, it all rather depends on the actual contents of the (EPS) file.
Can you open or place the file in Illy at all?
If so, what do you see?
A screenshot with (some of) the artwork selected would tell the helpers, including whether you do have vector artwork?
Your client might have sent you raster(ized) artwork.
Thanks- I CAN open it in Illustrator, and the content I want is simply photos. I've found I can pull the text via cut/paste, but not the phtos. I know the photos are in there somewhere as the file is 500MB. Thanks again.
Are you embedding the file/photos (rather than linking)? If not, try that.
Hmmm. I just want to get the photos OUT. When I go to the links panel I can relink, but not save link (I get the red YOUCAN'TDOTHAT circle).I can "cut" but then can't "paste" it to anywhere (paste not a highlighted option). I don't know about embedding, is that a way to remove photos from an Illustrator doc that I don't know about?
I sure appreciate your feedback. Thanks.
Yup. I do....I've been trying to open the files with it... I know you're about to give me a great tip so I'm all ears....!
No tip, really. You should be able to just open the EPS there and retrieve/resave the rasters. What happens when you try?
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What you can do is open the file in Illustrator. Click on image. Edit -> Copy. Now,
1/ either try and paste directly into InDesign.. or
2/ Open new file in Photoshop, it'll take the dimensions of the copied image automatically, and paste in there. Save and use as you would.
If I open it in PS it's just one big-'ol doc with photos and text, but I can't highlight anything to get a specific thing out. The whole thing is an EPS doc, and I can't figure out how to get the original JPEGS or whatever the photos are. When I open in illustrator I can click on all the photos, but can't seem to get them saved in any fashion to retrieve them to use in PS or INDD. I know it shouldn't be this hard... sorry if I'm not explaining it well. Perhaps it has something to do with the trial version of Illustrator. If you had an illustrator eps file and wanted to retrieve a photo what steps would you take?
Again, my thanks... I may just have to eat humble pie and go back to the client and tell him I need just the photos sent not in this format.
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If I open it in PS it's just one big-'ol doc with photos and text
Right, and that's how I'd get 'em out.
Image > Duplicate
Crop to a photo
Repeat for each photo.
When I open in illustrator I can click on all the photos, but can't seem to get them saved in any fashion to retrieve them to use in PS or INDD. I know it shouldn't be this hard... sorry if I'm not explaining it well. Perhaps it has something to do with the trial version of Illustrator. If you had an illustrator eps file and wanted to retrieve a photo what steps would you take?
Nothing to do with trial version. The trial version is complete.
Open file in Illustrator.
Click on file / page. The whole thing should get a selection box around it.
Go to Object -> Ungroup. Now select the individual pix and follow the steps in my earlier post.
If Ungroup doesn't work (you might have to do it several times to drill down to the individual pix), try one of the following:
1/ Object -> Expand. Followed by the Ungroup command
2/ Use the white arrow (below the black arrow) to clcik on the pix directly and then do the Edit -> Copy
Ahhhhhh. Got it. It will be mighty painful and slow with all these photos, but at least I'm on the way. Time to put on a pot of coffee and my fav playlist and get clicking. I so appreciate your efforts.
Glad you got it working...
Edit: BTW, which method/route worked for you?