This multi-purpose tool that can be used as an inside engine for PDF viewing applications. In addition, it is possible to convert documents to raster images.
Ghostscript is a program package for Windows that contains interpreters for PostScript languages and PDF files. What is more, it gives you access to a collection of C procedures for implementing and filtering graphics.
Thanks to its robust engine, the script has many uses in the operation of various software distributions. For instance, the tool may be applied in areas that include PDF viewing and conversion, raster printing and programming.
While the developers are utilizing it to create libraries and apps, the end users can enjoy the features of Ghostscript without even knowing it. In fact, there is a wide range of popular programs that depend on it for opening or converting PostScript and files in Portable Document Format.
The utility is known for its ability to transform scripts to PDF, as well as turn the converted documents to raster images, in JPEG, TIFF and PNG formats. This is commonly done with the aid of virtual printers, such as doPDF, PrimoPDF, CutePDF and others.
The set of C procedures bundled with the script may prove of great assistance to developers. Thanks to these, it is possible to implement graphics and filtering, including data compression and decompression inside various PDF applications.
- free to download and use;
- compatible with modern Windows versions;
- allows you to develop apps for working with PDFs;
- it is possible to implement and filter graphics;
- you can convert documents to raster images.