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cant open vector.eps file

Jun 26, 2012, 08:36
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cant open vector.eps file
Hi,
Completely new to photo editing and gimp. I am trying to open a vector.eps file but keep getting the message below. I have downloaded Ghost script, but still cant open anything. Is it essential that ghostscript is dowloaded? what an i doing wrong? how can I open the file?

Error starting Ghostscript. Make sure that Ghostscript is installed and - if necessary - use the environment variable GS_PROG to tell GIMP about its location.
(Failed to execute child process (No such file or directory))
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Jun 26, 2012, 08:55 (This post was last modified: Jun 26, 2012 10:15 by rich2005.)
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RE: cant open vector.eps file
I can open an eps file ok here. Gimp 2.6.12 & PCLOS
Could be that either the file is damaged or was made with some application that creates non-standard files. (or your computer does not like Newcastle United - only joking)
eps is really just a container so a lot depends on the contents.

You could try opening with Inkscape - try the portable version at portableapps.com
edit: works here in PCLOS, windoze machine not so successful

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Jun 26, 2012, 09:53 (This post was last modified: Jun 26, 2012 10:19 by rich2005.)
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RE: cant open vector.eps file
Another go and another reason to switch to linux.

Fired up the windoze machine, XPsp3 and you are correct, that error message turns up.

So, go into start -> settings -> control panel -> system
then the advanced tab -> environmental variables and make a new system variable.
Reboot

screenshot of what it looks like here http://i.imgur.com/y8jFT.jpg

But check on exactly where gs is on your system.

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