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Importing a file

Postby beercloud » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:07 pm

What file format does a file(pic) need to be to import it into GIMP?
Can you convert a file from one format to another so that it can be imported into GIMP?

Note: i want to insert a logo onto an existing template that im painting. One site that i found has a lot of logo's with formats: AI, EPS, CDR and PDF. most of the stuff is in EPS. i didn't know how all that worked. i'm looking a little deeper to find a related post.
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Re: Importing a file

Postby David Wood » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:53 am

When you click File, Open there's a dropdown menu at the bottom of the window that shows all the file formats. Gimp will open EPS files if you have Ghost Script installed. It will also open PDFs with the right plugin.
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Re: Importing a file

Postby Maffe811 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:41 am

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Re: Importing a file

Postby Rod » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:35 am

Make sure to get the correct version of Ghost Script for your platform, and set the PATH variable.
Ghost Script supposedly sets the PATH for you on install, but i have never had it do that for me.I have always had to set it manually.
Then restart your computer.You should then be able to start Gimp, and open PDF, EPS, and a few other image types. :)

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http://freevectordownload.com/Vector_EPS.asp
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Re: Importing a file

Postby beercloud » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:27 am

do i use the ghostscript path or the ghostviewer path? for some reason its not reading the path.
is there a particular order between the script and viewer paths?
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Re: Importing a file

Postby Rod » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:54 am

GS_PROGRAM is the path variable
C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.71\bin\gswin32c.exe is the value

So you would put
C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.71\bin\gswin32c.exe in the variable path GS_PROGRAM

Where gs8.71 would be YOUR version typed in.

That is for Windows.You will want to restart Windows also. :)
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