pstoedit translates PostScript and PDF graphics into other vector formats.
Currently pstoedit can generate the following major formats:
- Tgif .obj format (for tgif version >= 3)
- .fig format for xfig
- pdf – Adobe’s Portable Document Format
- gnuplot format
- Flattened PostScript (with or without Bezier curves)
- DXF – CAD exchange format
- LWO – LightWave 3D
- RIB – RenderMan
- RPL – Real3D
- Java 1 or Java 2 applet
- Idraw format (in fact a special form of EPS that idraw can read)
- AI (Adobe Illustrator) (based on ps2ai.ps – not a real pstoedit driver – see notes below and manual)
- Windows Meta Files (WMF) (Windows 9x/NT only)
- Enhanced Windows Meta Files (EMF) (Windows 9x/NT only)
- OS/2 meta files (OS/2 only)
- PIC format for troff/groff
- MetaPost format for usage with TeX/LaTeX
- LaTeX2e picture
- GNU Metafile (plotutils / libplot)
- via ImageMagick to any format supported by ImageMagick
Besides these some further very special formats are supported. See the
pstoedit.htm for a complete list of available
The following formats are available as additional plugins on a
for more details.
- (Frame)Maker Intermediate Format (MIF)
- CGM Format (both binary and textual)
- SVG – scalable vector format. One candidate of the W3C
for a web standard for vector drawings. See http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/
for more details.
- Better Enhanced Windows Meta Files (EMF) (supports curves
and compound pathes and does more accurate text
formatting) (Windows 9x/NT/2K/XP/Vista only)
- RTF (MS Word) (Windows 9x/NT/2K/XP/Vista only)
Use PStoEdit directly by GsView
PStoEdit has a DLL which can be used directly by GSview.
PStoEdit can be used from GSview 2.8 or later, using “Edit | Convert to vector format”.
To use PStoEdit from GSview on Windows or OS/2, unzip the PStoEdit files into c:\ghostgum\pstoedit (assuming you installed GSview to the default location c:\ghostgum\gsview).