How to open PDF files with GIMP

Today converted a PDF to a JPEG with Free Software.

One of our Business Clients, Les Bouviers, had their logo in a vector format, and they needed to update the version of their logo being used on a restaurants and hotel portal website.

The best Free Software for image editing at the moment is the GNU Image Manipulation Program, also known as the GIMP. There is a very nice version of GIMP for Windows which installed perfectly.

However, when I tried to open the PDF file, an error message was shown:

GIMP Error

So I installed Ghostscript for Windows but still got the same error message.

The solution was to copy the executable files from C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.54\bin into C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\bin.

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