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$Id: README 32701 2014-01-17 18:09:54Z karl $
This file is public domain.  (Originally written by Karl Berry, 2009.)

This is the README for the epstopdf script distribution.

Primary distribution point:
  (list of mirrors at:

Home page:

Run epstopdf --help for the usual list of options, examples, etc.

Mailing list for bugs and discussion:
When reporting bugs, please include an input file and command line
options, so the problem can be reproduced.

The test-binary and test-bin2 files were supplied by Akira Kakuto and
Reinhard Kotucha.  They contain binary data.  They are public domain.

The test-binhdr* files were supplied by Martin von Gagern, constructed
as follows.  They contain binary junk before the EPS starts.  We also
use these to test different line endings.  These files are public domain.

{ echo -e '%Some\000binary\001comment'; dot -Tps <<< 'digraph{a->b}'; }
  > test-binhdr-lf.eps
tr $'\n' $'\r' <test-binhdr-lf.eps >
unix2dos <test-binhdr-lf.eps >


Name Size Date Notes
README 1202 2014-06-18 08:16
epstopdf.1 5759 2014-06-18 08:16
epstopdf.man1.pdf 9442 2014-06-18 08:16 33040 2014-06-18 08:16
repstopdf.1 20 2014-06-18 08:16

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ep­stopdf – Con­vert EPS to 'en­cap­su­lated' PDF us­ing GhostScript

Ep­stopdf is a Perl script that con­verts an EPS file to an ‘en­cap­su­lated’ PDF file (a sin­gle page file whose me­dia box is the same as the orig­i­nal EPS’s bound­ing box). The re­sult­ing file suit­able for in­clu­sion by PDFTeX as an im­age. The script is adapted to run both on Win­dows and on Unix-alike sys­tems.

The script makes use of Ghostscript for the ac­tual con­ver­sion to PDF. It as­sumes Ghostscript ver­sion 6.51 or later, and (by de­fault) sup­presses its au­to­matic ro­ta­tion of pages where most of the text is not hor­i­zon­tal.

LaTeX users may make use of the ep­stopdf pack­age, which will run the ep­stopdf script “on the fly”, thus giv­ing the il­lu­sion that PDFLaTeX is ac­cept­ing EPS graphic files.

Pack­age De­tailsep­stopdf
Home page­stopdf/
Ver­sion2.22 2014-06-18
Li­censeFree li­cense not oth­er­wise listed, or more than one free li­cense ap­plies
Copy­right1998-2001 Se­bas­tian Rahtz et al.
2002-2008 Ger­ben Wierda et al.
2009-2014 Karl Berry et al.
Main­tainerKarl Berry
Thomas Esser (in­ac­tive)
Ger­ben Wierda (in­ac­tive)
Se­bas­tian Rahtz (in­ac­tive)
Heiko Oberdiek (in­ac­tive)
Con­tained inTeXlive as ep­stopdf
MikTeX as mik­tex-graph­ics-bin-2.9
Topics con­vert­ing graph­ics files from out­put or (E)PS to em­bed­dable PDF
See also epstopdf-pkg
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