pstoedit translates PostScript and PDF graphics into other vector formats.
Currently pstoedit can generate the following major formats:
Besides these some further very special formats are supported. See the pstoedit.htm for a complete list of available drivers.
The following formats are available as additional plugins on a shareware basis. See http://www.pstoedit.net/plugins/ for more details.
Implementing support for other formats should be very easy. The architecture of pstoedit consists of a PostScript frontend which needs to call a PostScript interpreter like Ghostscript and the individual backends which are pugged into a kind of framework. This framework can be used independently from the PostScript frontend from any other program. The framework provides a uniform interface to all different backends. You need a C++ compiler to compile and Ghostscript to run pstoedit. pstoedit should run on all Un*x like systems (including Cygwin) and has also been ported to OS/2, MS Windows 9x/NT/2K/XP/Vista, and RiscOS.
Since version 3.00 it is possible to add new drivers without even recompiling the core program. pstoedit can load additional drivers as plugins.
You can download pstoedit:
You get can more information from:
pstoedit also cooperates with autotrace. Autotrace can produce a dump file for further processing by pstoedit using the -bo (backend only) option. Autotrace is a program written by a group around Martin Weber and can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/autotrace/
Some links more or less related to pstoedit can be found here.
There is an e-mail list for people that want to be informed about updates and bug-fixes related to pstoedit.groups.google.com/g/pstoedit
Impressum Wolfgang Glunz email: wglunz35_AT_pstoedit.net http://de.linkedin.com/in/wolfgangglunz