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Ghostscript Error Opening .eps file

Nov 26, 2011, 17:11
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Ghostscript Error Opening .eps file
I have GIMP 2.6 installed under Windows xp. When I try to open an .eps file, I get this error:

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))

I then downloaded Ghostscript and went thru its regular Windows installation routine. I get the same error in GIMP trying to open an .eps file. I've no idea how to set the variable GS_PROG and can't find instructions for this variable in the on-line GIMP manual.

Help.

Bob
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Nov 26, 2011, 19:41
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RE: Ghostscript Error Opening .eps file
Worked fine. Many thanks for your help.

Bob
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Nov 6, 2012, 14:02
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RE: Ghostscript Error Opening .eps file
I've also got an EPS problem. I have installed Ghostscript, and set the environment value GS_PROG to point to the Ghostscript executable (program files\gs\bin\gswin64.exe).

For some reason I have two executables, gswin64.exe and gswin64c.exe, but neither works as the value of the environment variable.

My Gimp is 2.8.2, and my Ghostscript is 9.06. Both exe's open a command line interface ok.

What could I try next?
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Nov 8, 2012, 07:12
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RE: Ghostscript Error Opening .eps file
I have a similar problem - GIMP will export EPS files, but it will not open them. My setup is:
Windows 7 64 bit
GIMP 2.8.2 64 bit
Ghostscript 9.06 64 bit
GS_PROG set to C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.06\bin\gswin64.exe

I think this may be a bug, because surely GIMP must be able to find Ghostscript to perform the export?
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