error: Postscript delegate failed; missing an image filename

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error: Postscript delegate failed; missing an image filename

Post by uhcafigdc » 2010-09-21T09:48:24-07:00

Two computers, both having installed ImageMagick 6.6.4 Q-16 on Windows XP SP3.

Trying to convert the same PDF files to TIFF, using the same commands. One of the computers converts it successfully, and the other computer fails.

The computer in question produces the error when trying to convert any PDF file to TIFF, and it seems to convert other formats such as JPG to TIFF just fine.

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C:\Documents and Settings\Vivian>"J:\_IT\ImageMagick-6.6.4-Q16\convert.exe" J:\_IT\A-1.pdf J:\_IT\A-1.pdf.tiff 

Magick: `%s' (%d) "gswin32c.exe" -q -dQUIET -dPARANOIDSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -d NOPROMPT -dMaxBitmap=500000000 -dEPSCrop -dAlignToPixels=0 -dGridFitTT=2 "-sDEVICE=pnmraw" -dTextAlphaBits=4 -dGraphicsAlphaBits=4 "-r72x72"  "-sOutputFile=C:/DOCUME~1/Vivian/LOCALS~1/Temp/magick-rnkKjpAG" "-fC:/DOCUME~1/Vivian/LOCALS~1/Temp/magick-chbXiK9a" "-fC:/DOCUME~1/Vivian/LOCALS~1/Temp/magick-MnNLUDvS" @ error/utility.c/SystemCommand/2093.

Magick: Postscript delegate failed `J:\_IT\A-1.pdf': No such file or directory @ error/pdf.c/ReadPDFImage/645.

Magick: missing an image filename `J:\_IT\A-1.pdf.tiff' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/2953.

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Re: error: Postscript delegate failed; missing an image file

Post by uhcafigdc » 2010-09-21T09:50:27-07:00

I solved this problem. The feature to convert PDF requires GhostScript is installed.

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Re: error: Postscript delegate failed; missing an image file

Post by kbirecki » 2011-07-09T05:12:08-07:00

For future readers, GhostScript is required, but one thing that can get overlooked is that ImageMagick uses some registry entries pointing to GhostScript. When GhostScript is installed,the installation instructions direct you to create an environment variable - GS_PROG. If the GhostScript forlder is moved or renamed, even if the GS_PROG variable is changed accordingly, ImageMagick will experience a problem stating "missing an image file" or "file not found". There is a simple solution that I found and I made it my first blog entry: http://hallsoftech.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... image.html.
Hope this helps someone.

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