Offending command: 8BPS

The error message %%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: 8BPS ]%% can appear in Acrobat Distiller if you try to convert a Photoshop PSD file to a PDF. Distiller doesn’t support the PSD file format, it is meant to receive PostScript data.


  • The best solution is to directly save the image in PhotoShop as a PDF file.
  • Another solution is to place the image on a document in a layout application and generate a PDF from this document.
  • You might also be able to save the image as an EPS and send this file to Distiller.