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Why my eps (eps 10) file in Adobe AI is not working and it behaves like an image? I can't change anything. When I look at the layer panel it seems like an image.I deleted the layer of the link file. There was no link picture, I saved it in eps10 after seeing that everything is fine. But the next day I see that the file is not working anymore. someone can tell why this is so, then I will not make the same mistake.

I have 3 files in the same condition. All of the files were clipping mask.

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  • This is unanswerable as it stands. There's no information about the file structure at all. The files mayactually be nothing more than embedded raster images. EPS does not mean something must be vector. EPS is merely a file wrapper.
    – Scott
    Aug 8 '21 at 6:27
  • An EPS file can be an image. In fact there is no restriction that vector drawings can bot have raster images. But make sure its not linked but rather embedded in illustrator.
    – joojaa
    Aug 8 '21 at 8:27
  • I deleted the layer of the link file. There was no link picture, I saved it in eps10 after seeing that everything is fine. But the next day I see that the file is not working anymore. someone can tell why this is so, then I will not make the same mistake.
    – Proma
    Aug 8 '21 at 9:00
  • EPS can contain raster and vector elements. There's no way to tell you much unless you are willing to share the EPS so that we can investigate it. Anything else can only be a guess.
    – Billy Kerr
    Aug 8 '21 at 11:57
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If you hit CTRL+Y in Illustrator it goes into 'Outline Mode' and then, if all you can see at this point is a rectangle with a big X across, then your EPS file is a raster image (a photo), not actual vector shapes.

In which case, yes, making edits is not possible because there would be no actual shapes to edit in Illustrator. Illustrator does not make edits at the pixel level, that would be Photoshop instead.

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  • @StevenPenny how would the computer know what your trying to do?
    – joojaa
    Aug 9 '21 at 12:07

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