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cannot open eps file

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  1. end-user

    end-user New Member

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    Ok, I know it's been covered a bazillion times, but the two solutions I've found aren't working. The old solution is to install ghostscript and set the environment variable. Lots of posts since say that v2.8+ doesn't require that and that I should put the dll in the bin directory (renamed to libgs-8.dll). This doesn't work either. I'm currently running v2.8.10, and I have ghostscript installed. Can anyone give me current instructions for getting gimp to recognize and open an eps file?

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  2. rich2005

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    There was a recent post about this on the GimpUsers mailing list/forum recently. Was that you?

    AFAIK using Gimp 2.8.10 should work. I can only report what works here, Win7 and 32bit & 64 bit VM's

    I would restore the original libgs-8.dll as the replacement does not work.

    For 32 bit and Gimp 2.8.14
    replacing the libgs-8.dll in ..Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\
    with this from Gimp 2.8.10 works see the last post here.
    http://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-user/17424-eps-files-on-gimp
    Just repeated the experiment and it works here.

    For 64bit it might be a little more complicated, I have not got round to extracting a libgs-8.dll from a 64 bit Gimp 2.8.10 installation.

    What does work is the Partha version ( www.partha.com ) of Gimp 2.8.14 which only comes in a 64 bit version (both regular and portable)

    It is possible to slipstream a couple of files from the Partha version into a regular Gimp 2.8.14 64 bit
    2 files libgs-9-1-14.dll (into ...GIMP 2\bin ) and file-ps.exe from ...\gimp\lib\gimp\2.0\plugins as replacements.

    The easiest way, use the Partha portable version and save the eps in xcf format for use in your regular Gimp..
     

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