An interpreter for the PostScript language and PDF files

Ghostscript (32-bit)

Ghostscript (32-bit)

  -  50.2 MB  -  Open Source
  • Latest Version

    Ghostscript 10.03.1 (32-bit) LATEST

  • Review by

    Juan Garcia

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

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  • Author / Product

    Artifex Software, Inc. / External Link

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Ghostscript is an interpreter for PostScript® and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. GPL Ghostscript for Windows PC is a high-performance PostScript and PDF interpreter and rendering engine with the most comprehensive set of page description languages (PDL’s) on the market today and technology conversion capabilities covering PDF, PostScript, PCL and XPS languages.

It has been under active development for over 20 years, and offers an extremely versatile feature set and can be deployed across a wide range of platforms, modules, end uses (embedding in hardware, as an engine in document management systems, providing cloud solution integration and as an engine in leading PDF generators and tools).

GPL Ghostscript consists of a PostScript interpreter layer, and a graphics library. The graphics library is shared with all the other products in the family, so all of these technologies are sometimes referred to as Ghostscript, rather than the more correct GhostPDL.

Binaries for the app and (seel below) GhostPDF (included in the binaries) for various systems can be downloaded from here. The source can be found in both the Ghostscript and GhostPDL downloads from the same site.

What are GhostPDL, GhostPCL and GhostXPS?

The graphics library from the app is also used in several product variants – GhostPCL and GhostXPS. These are interpreters for the PCL and XPS file formats respectively. For customers who license all product variants, you may use GhostPDL to download this single archive and conveniently get all versions with one download.

How do I install Ghostscript on Windows?

Download the latest version. If you are unsure whether you want the 32bit or 64bit version, download the 32bit version. Once downloaded, run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.

How do I view a PDF (or PostScript) with Ghostscript on Windows?

Install the app, then run the PDF you wish to view in an explorer window. If this does not start the program, then you may need to fiddle with your filetype settings. It's an interpreter, not a viewer. As such it offers almost no UI.

Also Available: Ghostscript (64-bit)