Why don't you just save it as an .ai file and open that in Photoshop but to your question no not with 10.6
Wade, Omar said he was on 10.4.12. And he wants the EPS files to open in Illustrator.
Omar, click on one of the EPS files, then go to the File menu and select Get Info. In the next window, go to Open with and select your version of Illustrator, and then click the button that says "Change all".
No such thing though.
But Tom's correct... just change the association in the Get Info window.
Mac OS10.4.11 Sorry!
I am not sure "Creator Code" is the correct term.
If you change all in the et info window all eps files will Open in Illustrator or all eps files will open in Photoshop. I want the Vector eps files to open in Illustrator and the Bitmap eps files to open in Photoshop.
It works on my G5 at home running 10.5.8.
There is no such thing as a "vector EPS" vs. a "raster EPS" per se. EPS is a meta format; it's a code "wrapper" that can contain vector objects, raster objects, text objects or any combination of those.
I understand that an eps is an eps, vector, bitmap or a combination of the two. I want/need the eps files created in Illustrator to open in Illustrator and the eps files created in Photoshop to open in Photoshop.
I believe you are correct that a Photoshop Eps use to open in Photoshop and an Illustrator Eps opened in Illustrator but I think that was a while back.
I may even be wrong about this.
Any way there may be a hack or simply drag it to the icon or alias icon say on your desktop of the application you want to open the file. Not much more difficult than clicking on it.
Didn't Tom's suggestion work for you?
To my knowledge, Mac OS X still honors Classic type/creator codes and, therefore, is not dependent on the filename extension for association with applications. Illustrator and Photoshop EPS creator codes are different, and they are independently assignable.
I just tested this on a system running OS 10.4.11. Saved out EPSs from both Photoshop (v8) and Illustrator (v12). The EPS files open in their respective creator applications even though they both have .eps extensions.
I want/need the eps files created in Illustrator to open in Illustrator and the eps files created in Photoshop to open in Photoshop.
Then that's what you needed to say. James was pointing out the nonsensical nature of your previous statement, "I want the Vector eps files to open in Illustrator and the Bitmap eps files to open in Photoshop." Since Photoshop EPS files can contain vector elements (e.g., clipping paths) and Ilustrator EPS files can contain raster elements, your earlier wish is essentially unattainable.
I too am having this problem. I installed Snow Leopard recently. With ALL the problems it brought (and a few it fixed), I want to blame OS X 10.6 and not Adobe. Before now, if I doubled-clicked an Illustrator EPS, it opened in Illustrator and a PhotoShop EPS opened in PhotoShop. One day, the PS EPS files started opening in Illustrator, so, of course, I did the 'get info/change all'' thing. Now EVERYTHING opens in whichever progam I last chose. Depending on the type of work I'm doing, I just switch over.
Nobody has really fixed this problem. Somebody mentioned 'creator codes'. Remember RESEDIT? How do we delineate between two different types of EPS files now?
I installed Snow Leopard recently.
Did you UFS-format your primary drive by any chance?
Unless you use HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) or HSFJ (Mac OS Extended Journaled), you cannot make file associations by type/creator information.
That finally clears that up. Thanks, Scott.