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#1 alexander


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:14 AM

I've had an unfortunate adventure with this, so to anyone who needs to open up eps files in gimp in windows, here is how to get Gimp to see GhostScript

First of all if you need to open an EPS file, you need to first install GhostScript

Download latest version from: Browse Ghostscript Files on SourceForge.net

Install it

Rememember the installation directory (by default C:Program Filesgs)

Go there, enter the current version folder (ex: gs8.54)

Go into the bin folder

Then copy the path

You can now attempt to set the environment variable for Gimp to see GhostScript
Start > Run

Type in cmd, press enter

And use the set command to set GS_PROG to the path to gswin32c.exe file
ex: set GS_PROG=C:Program Filesgsgs8.54bingswin32c.exe

Add the bin folder to you path
ex: set path=%path%;C:Program Filesgsgs8.54bin

Try to open the eps file

If your variables are correct and the darn thing is still not opening the file, screaming at GS

This is not recommended but it works:

Go to the bin folder and copy gswin32c.exe and gswin32.exe

Go to the gimp installation folder, under bin paste in the 2 executables

Go and open the file again, errors you get after this should no longer reference ghostscript...

Lastly, send an email back to the people that sent you that eps, and express how inconsiderate of them it was to send you the file in that format...