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[Fixed] IrfanView Portable is missing Ghostscript handling

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sosolala
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[Fixed] IrfanView Portable is missing Ghostscript handling

Dear All,

I have installed (latest version each, all portable)

- Portable Apps Platform
- Ghostscript
- Irfan View
- Irfan View Plugins

It fails opening EPS saying
"Decode error"
"Can't load Ghostscript"

Going to
Options => Properties => Plugins => Postscript Options
you can change the custom path for Ghostscript gsdll32.dll to
Driveletter\PortableApps\CommonFiles\Ghostscript\bin

But this does not help as is fails with
"Decode error"
"Can't start Ghostscript"

The plugin "postscript.dll" is correctly in
Driveletter\PortableApps\IrfanViewPortable\App\IrfanView\Plugins

Anyone any ideas how to overcome this?

Thanks for your help in advance,

sosolala

Gord Caswell
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Ghostscript not searched

Currently, IrfanView Portable does not look for Ghostscript. We will fix that in the next release.

However, manually entering the path as above allows me to open an eps file here.
Note that it is "Commonfiles" not "CommonFiles" - perhaps IrfanView is sensitive to the difference?

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IrfanView fails to open EPS - still

Thanks for your comments.

Given your advise I changed the link/subdir from "CommonFiles" to "Commonfiles": Same result like above.

To preempt potential corrupted files/links I downloaded a new
PortableApps.com_Platform_Setup_14.4.paf.exe and installed it in a new location.

After that I installed Irfanview and Ghostscript from within the platform and
installed the Irfanview-Plugins directly in the Irfanview directory which hopefully is correct.

In the " Postscript Options" again I changed the link to
Driveletter\PortableApps\CommonFiles\Ghostscript\bin

(from within the platform obviously "CommonFiles" is created, not "Commonfiles")

Same error report as above.

I noted the the "postcript.dll" (Ghostscript-Plugin) is version 4.22 while Irfan-View is 4.44.
But there is no newer version downloadable from http://www.irfanview.com/

I further noted though the "postcript.dll" is installed IrfanView does not offer "EPS" or "PS" file extension when you try to open a file via "File=>open=>filetype" menue.

Does anyone have an idea? I run it on WIN7prox64

Thanks for your help and have a nice weekend.

sosolala

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Path

You need full path with filename, e.g. Driveletter\PortableApps\CommonFiles\Ghostscript\bin\gsdll32.dll

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64-bit

Ah, that's possibly it: try pointing to the gsdll64.dll and see if that works.

[EDIT] I've got a fix working - ensure you're selecting gsdll32.dll, not just the \bin directory. Also ensure that Custom Path is selected in the postscript options dialog.

With those done, you should have no problem opening an eps file.

I'll get a revision built as soon as possible including this fix.

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Bug, title changed

I've marked this as a bug, and adjusted the title to better reflect the bug. A fix will be coming shortly.

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[BUG] IrfanView Portable is missing Ghostscript handling

Gord, mwayne,

thanks for taking care. I followed your instruction and it works fine for me now.

sosolala

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Fixed in 4.44 Rev 2

This is fixed in Gord's release of IrfanView Portable 4.44 Rev 2 today.

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