Re: Re: " Error Starting Ghostscript"
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Hello, it's me again. I installed the latest version of ghostscipt as you recommended, it's exactly where you said it would be. Then typed specifications in path bar and for some reason it won't work. I've restared my computer, double checked and retyped exe folder text in path bar and it doesn't work. Got any other suggestions. Contact me whenever you get a chance. Thank you. ----- Original Message ---- From: Elliot Nesterman <elliot@xxxxxxxxxx> To: gimpwin-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, September 8, 2008 4:17:42 PM Subject: Re: " Error Starting Ghostscript" eps files are in PostScript format, eps stands for Encapsulated PostScript. PostScript is a printer language developed and licensed by Apple. 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: http://sourceforge. net/project/ showfiles. php?group_ id=1897 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 elliot@ajoure. net Standard Disclaimers Apply ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- - The closer you are to the code, the happier you are. - Ancient Geek Proverb ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- - [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] ------------------------------------ List archives: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-users/> To unsubscribe send a blank message from the address you're subscribed to <mailto:gimpwin-users-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-users/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-users/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:gimpwin-users-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx mailto:gimpwin-users-fullfeatured@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: gimpwin-users-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/