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Re: convert .EPS to .GIF or .JPEG

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  • Subject: [mg30991] Re: convert .EPS to .GIF or .JPEG
  • From: Hendrik van Hees <h.vanhees at>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 20:43:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: GSI Darmstadt
  • References: <9p408u$5b1$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Phhxtt at wrote:

> Can you please give me some information on how to convert .eps to .gif or
> to .jpg for inclusion in a web page.
> Is there a utility I can use, and if so where can I get it?

It's rather cumbersome to get nice eps out of Mathematica. At least you 
have to include the Mathematica-Fonts if you have some writings in your graph (for 
instance for plots etc.). Even then it is quite strange that sometimes then 
there is trouble around; for instance our postscript printer (HP 4000) 
sometimes does not print a document if it contains Mathematica postscript 
or eps. Don't ask me why! This is the reason why at the end I did not use 
any Mathematica eps in my PhD-Thesis but exported tables of my results as 
text files which I plotted with help of gnuplot, a rather busy job but it 
helps to save your nerves at the end when you like to print your document 

For your task I'd recommend convert which is part of the Image Magic 
package. I have also good experiences with GIMP, a free tool similar to 
Adobe PhotoShop. As you might have guessed I am a Linux user, so I am not 
sure wether convert is available for Windows.

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