GSview 5.0 is available from
GSview requires Ghostscript.
You must download Ghostscript separately.
The current release is GPL Ghostscript 9.23.
For Windows, obtain and install Ghostscript, then run the GSview
self extracting archive gsv50w32.exe (or gsv50w64.exe on Win64).
GSview is a graphical interface for Ghostscript under MS-Windows.
Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript page description language
used by laser printers.
For documents following the Adobe PostScript Document Structuring
Conventions, GSview allows selected pages to be viewed or printed.
GSview requires Ghostscript 7.04-9.99.
- Display and print PostScript and PDF files.
- View pages in arbitrary order (Next, Previous, Goto).
- Page size and Orientation are automatically selected from
DSC comments or can be selected using the menu.
- Print selected pages using Ghostscript.
- Convert pages to bitmap, PDF or PostScript.
- Selectable display resolution, depth, alpha.
- Single button zoom.
- Extract selected pages to another file.
- Copy display bitmap to clipboard.
- Save clipboard bitmap as BMP file.
- Add bitmap or user preview to EPS file
(Interchange, TIFF or Windows Metafile)
- Graphically select and show bounding box for EPS file.
- Extract bitmap preview or PostScript from DOS EPS file.
- Extract text or search for text.
- Can read gzip and bzip2 compressed PostScript and PDF files.
- On-line help.
- Win32 and Win64 executables.
- Linux/X11 is only available in older versions at present.
- Older versions support OS/2 and Win16.
- Can be run directly off a CD-ROM or USB memory stick (Portable Application).
- English, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian,
Slovak, Spanish and Swedish languages.
- Per user initialisation files for Windows.
- Includes setup program.
- Free (Aladdin Free Public Licence).
- Works with Ghostscript 7.04 - 9.99 (GSview checks the
Ghostscript version number). There are older versions of GSview
that will work with Ghostscript 4.03 - 7.00.
Changes in version 5.0:
- Minor bug fixes.
- Use HTML help on Windows because Microsoft removed WinHelp.
- Fix problems with saving registration number on Windows 7.
- Fixes for Windows 7 x64 to correctly find language files
and 64-bit Ghostscript.
The GSview registration number doesn't save when you enter it on Windows 10.
Solution is to run GSview as Administrator once, enter the registration number, then exit.
You should then be able to run GSview as an ordinary user without being prompted
for the registration number each time.
GSview was written by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd.
GSview 5.0 should be used with
Ghostscript 9.04 or later.