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GIMP: Crashes when opening EPS

Dear All,
just made a fresh install of the Portable Apps Platform, than installed Ghostscript, after that GIMP.
When trying to open an EPS, GIMP crashes as below.

Problemereignisname: APPCRASH
Anwendungsname: file-ps.exe
Anwendungszeitstempel: ff5e5b51
Fehlermodulname: libgs-8.dll
Fehlermodulzeitstempel: 3cc93c90
Ausnahmecode: c0000005
Ausnahmeoffset: 000a5217
Betriebsystemversion: 6.1.7601.
Gebietsschema-ID: 1031
Zusatzinformation 1: 0a9e
Zusatzinformation 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Zusatzinformation 3: 0a9e
Zusatzinformation 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

I tried as recommended in many forums (analog to the non-portable version):

So this is the solution:

If you have not already, download and install Ghostscript 64-bit
Copy gsdll64.dll from your Ghostscript bin folder (Eg: C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.07\bin\) to the GIMP bin folder (Eg: C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\)
In the GIMP bin folder first a) Rename the file libgs-8.dll to libgs-8.old, and then b) Rename gsdll64.dll to libgs-8.dll
Restart GIMP and opening EPS images should now work
but failed.

WIN7x64 SP1, latest PA-Plattform,latest Ghostscript, latest GIMP.

Anyone any ideas?

Thanks for your help in advance,


John T. Haller
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GIMP Portable is 32-bit

GIMP Portable bundles the 32-bit version of GIMP for use across operating systems, so the recommended changes you indicate above likely would not work. I believe those are for if you have the 64-bit version of GIMP installed locally.

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GIMP: Crashes when opening EPS

Dear John,

does this mean GIMP 32-bit version can not open EPS though Ghostscript is properly installed via the The Platform?



Gord Caswell
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Not caused by us

This doesn't appear to be caused by the portabilization - I just tried a clean install of the "normal" versions of GIMP and Ghostscript, on Windows 7 x86, and received the exact same error. I would suggest reporting it to the GIMP folks, since it appears to be a problem on their end, not ours.

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