[OS X TeX] OT: looking for a public-domain EPS file editor

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Apr 25 16:14:25 EDT 2007

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 07:12:16PM +0200, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 25 avr. 07 à 15:22, Bruno Voisin a écrit :
> >That's all! You can just double-click epspdf.app in the Finder, and  
> >you'll be presented with a nice and no-nonsense GUI. The option to  
> >remove unnecessary invisible objects corresponds to the checkbox  
> >"Compute tight boundingbox".
> Actually, getting now hold of the original Tecplot file instead of  
> the test file I had created, the script epspdf appears not to work on  
> that particular file. It seems the file is so deeply wrong that only  
> Illustrator can make it right.
> To be more specific, I've posted temporarily the 3 files at <http:// 
> homepage.mac.com/bvoisin/FileSharing4.html>:
> - bulle-orig.eps: the original Tecplot file
> - bulle-epspdf.eps: the result of asking for a tight bounding box in  
> epspdf
> - bulle-ai.eps: the result of ungrouping the elements in Illustrator  
> then suppressing the unwanted "frame"

Earlier, I was wrong and you were right about eps -> pdf -> eps.
epspdf limits itself to just fixing the boundingbox if it can. Maybe
I should add a button to convert via pdf anyway, since this can
eliminate a lot of oddities.

Withr gv under Linux, the boundingbox of bulle-epspdf looks ok.
With a text editor, I find:
bulle-orig   300 10 450 760
bulle-epspdf 315 28 443 725
bulle-ai       0  0 126 698 (and 12 times the file size)

With Preview under osx, only the bulle-ai boundingbox is displayed
correctly. One explanation I can think of is that Preview uses the
page definition in the eps, or otherwise a default page size,
instead of the boundingbox. How does it look if you use the result
in a TeX document?

Siep Kroonenberg

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