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

Daniel Becker daniel.becker at uni-rostock.de
Tue May 1 07:36:42 EDT 2007

Am 01.05.2007 um 13:04 schrieb Peter Dyballa:

>> \@namedef{Gin at rule@.eps}#1{{pdf}{.pdf}{`epstopdf --gsopt=- 
>> dUseFlateCompression=false --gsopt=-dCompatibilityLevel=1.3 #1}}
>> and am quite happy.
>> Hope I am not annoying everybody here on the list with epstopdf.
> This won't happen so soon ... (there is so much "tradition" in  
> using EPSF with pdfTeX)
> Now that you showed so many examples of Ghostscript options for  
> epstopdf, it might be worth extending epstopdf.sty to accept  
> options when it gets loaded (like -sDEVICE=<one of psmono|psgray| 
> psrgb> or such) in the LaTeX source, and then to combine them in  
> Gin at rule@.eps.

You mean such that I could write someting like


or so? I would really like to have it like that.... What is necessary  
to do that? Once that project I am working on is done, I might try to  

By the way: I started out with wanting to have 1.3-compatibility and  
also grayscale pdf-images. I tried -sDEVICE=pnggray and this really  
looked horrible. Now the printing shop will use Acrobat to the  
grayscale conversion.

I saw the list at http://www.gnu.org/software/ghostscript/ 
devices.html and wonder if here is the solution for on-the-fly  
grayscale conversion. But

[ibook-daniel:~] daniel% gs> devicenames
GPL Ghostscript 8.56: Cannot open X display `(null)'.
[ibook-daniel:~] daniel%

does not work....


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