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pstoedit translates PostScript and PDF graphics into other vector formats. Currently pstoedit can generate the following formats:

  • Tgif .obj format (for tgif version >= 3)
  • (Frame)Maker Intermediate Format
  • .fig format for xfig
  • pdf - Adobe's Portable Document Format
  • gnuplot format
  • Flattened PostScript
  • OS/2 meta files (under OS/2 only)
  • Windows meta files (WMF) (under DOS/Windows only)
  • DXF - CAD exchange format
  • CGM Format binary and textual
  • LWO - LightWave 3D
  • RIB - RenderMan
  • RPL - Real3D
  • Java applet
  • Idraw format
  • Tcl/Tk
  • Killustrator
  • Sketch
  • more

Current Version:   3.1x

License Type:   GPL, some plugins are shareware

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   Yes
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

pstoedit should run on all Un*x like systems and has also been ported to OS/2, DOS/Windows, and RiscOS.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Ghostscript is needed.

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