Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#1244 new enhancement

create an .eps image translator

Reported by: wkornewald Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Add-Ons/Translators Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc: stippi
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Many LaTeX users still need .eps because that's the only format that the latex command understands (pdflatex supports other image formats, but not .eps), so I think we should have such a translator.

Stephan, did you not have such a translator somewhere?

Attachments (1)

Translators.zip (1.2 MB) - added by scottmc 5 years ago.
Translators code BeCasso from Sanders Stoks, he's agreed to release it under MIT license.

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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by wkornewald

I'm not sure if it should be part of R1, but since scientists and science students are more tech-savvy than the average user I think they could be part of our potential target audience and they could need to handle .eps images.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by stippi

No, that was Sander Stocks (Becasso) if my memory does not fail me. Nice guy, maybe contact him?

I have an almost working PSD translator, it just doesn't work correctly when saving files with compression turned on...

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by jonas.kirilla

EPS is/was used frequently in print/publishing. Around 2000 I worked for a marketing company where EPS was used a lot. They were ordinary people using QuarkXpress, Illustrator, etc. I doubt that any of them knew LaTeX. :))

comment:4 in reply to:  2 Changed 12 years ago by wkornewald

Replying to stippi:

No, that was Sander Stocks (Becasso) if my memory does not fail me. Nice guy, maybe contact him?

Yes, please. His website seems to be down and I don't know where to find his email. Could you please either contact him or give me his email, so I can ask him?

I have an almost working PSD translator, it just doesn't work correctly when saving files with compression turned on...

Great! That would be useful, too. Hmm, our translators should be extended to support layers.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by jackburton

Is EPS a vector format ? Then we could also write an EPS <-> BPicture translator. IIRC Gobe DID came with one ?

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by axeld

Milestone: R1Unscheduled
Owner: axeld deleted

Changed 5 years ago by scottmc

Attachment: Translators.zip added

Translators code BeCasso from Sanders Stoks, he's agreed to release it under MIT license.

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by scottmc

Added source code for the Translators that Sanders Stoks including with BeCasso. He asks forgiveness for his poor coding style all those years ago. He's ok with releasing under the MIT license.

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by phoudoin

It depends on Ghostscript 7, but it's always good to have some starting point.

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