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How can I rotate an image with ghostscript? I am visualizing eps to screen. I am using the command:

gs image.eps
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try this way:

gs -dEPSCrop -c "<</Orientation 1>> setpagedevice" -f input.eps -c quit

P.S this code snippet come from this post in the rhinocerus forum.

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I have never understood what is '-c quit' for – simona Jan 9 '13 at 15:00
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@simona, "-c" executes a postscript command. The last "-c" option in the example executes "quit" command and ends the postscript elaboration. If you omit it, you'll obtain a ghostscript prompt waiting for a command. – andcoz Jan 11 '13 at 21:49

A bit more modern Ghostscript

Newer Ghostscript versions come with the much improved eps2write device.

gs -dSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=eps2write -sOutputFile=output.eps -c "<</Orientation 3>> setpagedevice" -f input.eps

The -dSAFER option keeps thing safe, prohibiting the input Ghostscript from performing arbitrary file read/write operations.

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