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> If you own Photoshop, it has a batch feature (accessed from the Action
> palette) which allows you to create an action (save as eps) and then open
> all (ai) files in a folder and execute the action on them.
> This would get you Photoshop's eps format which may be the same as
> illustrator's eps format.
Illustrator is a vector graphics program that saves vector-based EPS.
PhotoShop is a raster graphics program. It saves raster images and can
put an EPS wrapper around them. When PhotoShop opens an AI (vector)
file, it converts it to a raster image for manipulation in PhotoShop
before it does anything else. All vector information is lost.