Since you’re dealing with PostScript images, one option might be to use GhostView; I’ve done so successfully in the past. As an example. Crop PDF files with Ghostscript. Normally, with the following command and justifications on the CropBox parameters, it should work. gs -o [gs-devel] Cropping PDF Files usign Ghostscript All the PDF files I’m using came with a Default Crop Box, and these files are generated by.

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Sign up or log in Sign up gsiew Google. You can use epspdftkthe gui interface to Siep Kroonenberg’s epspdf. Unless your work is fine art, usually dpi suffices for color or grayscale images, dpi for black and white line art. I am not a programmer, but would like to learn how to crop a Gzview using Ghostscript.

If you wish to crop a pdf with left, top, right and bottom margins of 5, 10, 20, and 30 pt pointsthen run pdfcrop –margins ‘5 10 20 30’ input. For example, pdfcrop –margins ‘ ‘ input. The problem with this approach is that Gimp is a pixel-based image editor, thus your image will lose its vectorized quality ie: Great, it works perfectly well. The OP did not say whether the finished PDF document was intended for printing to paper, or for distribution in digital form.

Use pdfcrop pdfcrop tiger. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Is there a possibility of telling page number which need to be cropped?


To actually crop something away, use negative values in the argument for crop.

[gs-devel] Cropping PDF Files usign Ghostscript

Sign up using Email and Password. This results in the following output, showing that we have correctly made a close crop around the left and top edges of the figure. Yes, Method A follows your suggestion using a vector-graphics viewer closely. When you import, the dpi is specified, and the size is calculated. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript hsview. For help on how to use it, I recommend the regular help screen: Gsvview it with a text editor and insert the following:.

Sign up using Email and Password. Please guide me step by step process starting from invoking Ghostscript to crop a PDF with the gsgiew coordinates. In this example we do the top-left coordinate. Now close the dialog.

Then, use the Image Scale menu to change the dpi toallowing the dimensions to follow. It does indicate that virtual box on each page which would contain all marks on the printed or viewed page. Cropping via PDF Use the command-line conversion epstopdf tiger. Then the media dimensions are: Kazark 4 I would suggest you take a look at PDFcrop.

Werner k 64 In those cases you should alternatively try these commands: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand gsvie Terms of Service. Post as a guest Name. Open it with a text editor and insert corp following: Create a new empty file, and call it something.

In fact, a vector image may be undesirable, because vector images may contain ambiguous drawing instructions, which may be interpreted differently by different printers.

See my answer for an explanation of the parameters and how to determine them easily.


I have no idea though, how the Ghostscript solution compares to pdfcrop in terms of quality and correctness. It appears that you can choose any resolution with GIMP when you import. Save it, gsvew close. Next, you can easily use your cursor to find one of two defining coordinates.

Ghostscript, Ghostview and GSview

For paper, the best solution is usually to rasterize the EPS. You can also crop PDF files croop using Ghostscript. Now the maximum coordinates: The coordinates are shown in the lower-left hand corner of the canvas window.

The measurement is bpwhich is slightly different from pt. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to cop policies.

If a graphical tool is also fine I would recommend krop: The rasterized image will be x pixels. Instead, think in terms of the physical printed size of the image measured in inches and the resolution dots per inch.

Frop as a guest Name. Show the bounding box if you wish to see the extent of the existing whitespace:. Comparing the size of PDFCrop’s output to its input, it looks as if pdfcrop only modifies the bounding boxes. GIMP can do the job, as can a few other programs. Shamina 1 7. For me pdfcrop inflated the file size from x from 7MB to 2GB.