Re: " Error Starting Ghostscript"

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eps files are in PostScript format, eps stands for Encapsulated 
PostScript. PostScript is a printer language developed and licensed by 
Ghostscript is a free PostScript interpreter. With Ghostscript installed 
a Windows box that does not have a licensed PostScript interpreter can 
view and manipulate PostScript files.

You will need administrator privileges to your machine to install 
ghostscript and edit the Path statement.

Get Ghostscript here:
grab the latest, GPL Ghostscript 8.63, and install it.
IMPORTANT - Make a note of where Ghostscript installs (usually 
c:\program files\gs)

You will then need to add the path to the executable to your PATH 
environment variable. This is not a scary as it sounds.
Right Click  on My Computer on your Desktop.
Click Properties.
click on the Advanced tab.
click the Environment Variables button towards the bottom.
In the lower window scroll down to Path.
click on Edit.
at the end of the line add a semicolon then the path to the ghostcript 
exe folder, ;c:\path-to-ghostscript\release-number\bin
   f'rinstance ;c:\program files\gs\gs8.63\bin
click OK.
click OK.

Now you can open eps files with GIMP.

lemark_lee wrote:
> Hello, I've tried to import a .eps format vector image and it would not 
> allow me. I got a message saying Error starting ghostscript. Make sure 
> that ghostscript is installed and if necessary use the environment 
> variable us_prog to tell Gimp about it's location. (Failed to execute 
> child process No such file or directory). Could not interpret. Failed. 
> Encapsulated postscript image plug-In could not open image ( I don't 
> know what ghostscript, environment variable, and postscript is/mean). 
> Does any of this look familiar. Do you know of a solution, if not any 
> other groups/mailing list I can submit this inquiry to. I'm using 
> windows vista premium w/ Gimp 2.4.7 if it helps at all. Contact me 
> whenever you get a chance. Thanks!

Elliot Nesterman
Standard Disclaimers Apply
The closer you are to the code, the happier you are.
                                     - Ancient Geek Proverb


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