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Re: what's the nice package to open eps file



On 2012-01-03 13:29:39 +1100, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On 03/01/12 12:28, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > On 2012-01-02 13:40:41 +0100, godo wrote:
> >>> GIMP 'should' open that too - it may be that it's so small that you
> >>> didn't notice :-)
> >>>
> >> GIMP can and also Inkscape and Gwenview.
> > 
> > But GIMP converts the file to bitmap first. So, you will get either
> > a low-quality image or a huge file (e.g. several MB, against a few KB
> > for the original .eps file). And you will no longer be able to edit
> > the file in vector form, if the goal is to edit the file.
> 
> Um, you're quoting me, not godo. Reading posts can be tricky...

No, you should pay more attention to the level of quotes: I was
quoting godo, who was also quoting you. Unfortunately godo didn't
put an attribution line (that would have made this more clear),
but I'm not responsible for that.

> And no, I never advocated GIMP as a viewer *or* and editor for the format.

So, why did *you* suggest GIMP in the first place? That's here:

Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2012 18:38:54 +1100
From: Scott Ferguson <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <4F015F0E.1090108@gmail.com>

Or in the archives:

  http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2012/01/msg00099.html

The OP never talked about GIMP before you did.

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