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    Default Ghostscript plug-in

    Hi,

    I have the latest AFPL version of Ghostscript, as well as all Iview plugins of course. I keep getting this error when attempting to open a pdf:

    Decode error! Can't load Ghostscript (AFPL version) or Ghostscript error.

    I'm running Vista Ultimate (32 bit) Any ideas?

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    Hi damselhunter,

    Did you also install IrfanView's plug-ins (notice that the plug-ins must be the same version as IrfanView)?

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    And be careful: the latest version of GhostScript isn't AFPL, but GPL, and IrfanView needs AFPL. The latest AFPL is 8.54.


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    Hi Laurent.

    It was the latter rather than the former. It's easy to download the correct files from Iview. I wish the same can be said for GhostScript.

    You are correct. I had the latest G/S which was not the AFPL version. I've managed to load a pdf & extract jpg files from it just fine now.

    One suggestion for Irfan: Whenever files are extracted from a pdf, it is necessary to have an option to anti-alias the edges. Otherwise the images/text appear too jagged.

    Thank you, Laurent for your help.

    -TJ

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    I may be having a related problem. I have the latest download of IrfanView,and I want to be able to view EPS and PS files. I've tried to download the right plug-ins (although working out which is the correct one is a non-trivial exercise) - I have AFPL Ghostscript gs854w32.exe.

    When I open IrfanView and try to open an eps file, I get the following error message:
    Can't load PlugIn: "Postscript.dll"
    Please download/install PlugIns from IrfanView homepage

    So having downloaded from the plugins, what do I need to do to be able to view EPS files?

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    Hi tonyw

    As explained, you need two things:
    - AFPL GhostScript,
    - IrfanView's plug-ins.
    Did you install both?

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    Ha! That explains it - I had the AFPL download, but not the IrfanView plug-in download. I've just done that, and it all seems to work. Many thanks.

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    I am having this same problem.
    I have downloaded/installed the IrfanView Plug-ins.
    I have downloaded/installed (using their install process) the AFPL version of Ghostscript.

    I still get the same error message telling me to get AFPL Ghostscript plugin.

    I am open to any other suggestions.
    Except for this problem this product is exactly what I've been looking for and I would really love to get it to work.

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    Default Testing for AFPL GhostScript and EPS/PS/PDF plug-in

    Hi jenik,

    Let's do some tests...

    1. Check the version number of these files:
    c:\Program Files\IrfanView\i_view32.exe: is it 4.0.0.0?
    c:\Program Files\IrfanView\Plugins\Postscript.dll: is it 3.9.8.0?
    If one version number is different, the main program and the plug-ins don't match. Uninstall and make a clean reinstall from freshly downloaded setup files (program and plug-ins).

    2. Go to the directory where you installed GhostScript. It has a name like "gs#.##". What is it exactly? If it is > 8.54 you certainly don't have AFPL GhostScript. Search in this forum for "AFPL GPL" and you'll have an explanation.

    3. Using Notepad for example, create a new text file with this line (without quotes)
    "newpath 200 600 50 0 360 arc stroke showpage"
    and save it as test.ps in the subdirectory \bin of the one where you installed GhostScript (you must find gswin32c.exe there). Open a console and go to that subdirectory (cd) and type (without quotes)
    "gswin32c test.ps" + hit Enter
    Do you see a new window with part of a circle drawn?
    If not, maybe there is a problem with the installation of GhostScript.

    Hope this can help you.

    Laurent

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