Encapsulated PostScript is a page-oriented graphic format developed by the software companies Adobe and Aldus. This format, developed in the 1980s, is lossless. In an EPS file, vector and raster graphics, as well as embedded fonts, can be combined as components. Originally, the format was also used to send data to a printer as it appeared on the screen. Functionally, EPS has been largely replaced by PDF, which can also represent many pages in a single file.