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Ghostscript

Ghostscript

Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript page description language used by laser printers. It is used for PostScript/PDF preview and printing. Usually as a back-end to a program such as Ghostview, it can display PostScript and PDF documents in an X11 environment.

Ghostscript can be used as a raster image processor (RIP) for raster computer printers; for instance, as an input filter of line printer daemon, or as the RIP engine behind PostScript and PDF viewers.

Supported printers include common dot-matrix, inkjet and laser models.

There are a number of user friendly graphical interfaces available for Ghostscript including Ghostview, GSview, GV and MGv.

 Ghostscript 9.16

Price
Free to download

Size
32.1MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
Artifex Software

Website
www.ghostscript.com

System Requirements
libjpeg62
zlib
libtiff
libcupsimage2

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Features include:

  • Use as a raster image processor
  • File format converter such as PostScript to PDF converter
  • Used as a general purpose programming environment
  • Ghostscript library, a set of procedures to implement the graphics and filtering capabilities that are primitive operations in the PostScript language and in PDF
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