On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 04:54:54PM +0200, RoSourceforge wrote:
> At 17.18 30/09/2005, you wrote:
> >I am a completely new user and I installed inkscape mainly to manipulate
> >postscript files.
> >The installation was done with inkscape-0.42.2.x86.package on suse 9.0.
> >My problem is that I can't seem to be able to import .ps files doing
> >"File -> Import " and setting the filter to "All files". Inkscape tells me
> >that it is unable to load the (.ps) file I choose.
> Hi, inkscape is a very powerfull graphic editor, but it can't import ps and
> eps files, I think it's due to the copyright covering the Ps Adobe format
Actually there's no issues with copyright, it's just that no one's
implemented the right code in Inkscape yet.
However, here's a technique I worked out last weekend: Use pstopdf (or
another ps->pdf converter) to convert it to a PDF, then load it into
Scribus and save as SVG. You can then load it into Inkscape. However,
there will be some losses; for example, the text gets converted into
curves so becomes non-editable. :-/
We've talked to the Scribus developers to hopefully work out a simpler
and superior conversion process when using scribus with inkscape to do
this. Others have also been looking into other EPS/PS/PDF conversion
tools to see what else can be done. There's a huge amount of discussion
about this lately; I'm hopeful some good solutions come as a result.