Since the 2.4.0 release, GIMP has its own printing
module. You can set page and image up. A preview button allows you to
verify the result before printing.
Figure 15.16. The “Print” dialog
You can access to this command from the image menubar through
or by using
2.13.2. Postscript and Ghostscript
GIMP does not support
PostScript for printing: it
depends on a powerful free software program called Ghostscript.
Linux distributions almost always come with Ghostscript already
installed (not necessarily the most recent version). For other
operating systems, you may have to install it yourself. Here are
instructions for installing it on Windows:
Go to the Ghostscript project page on Sourceforge
Look for the package gnu-gs or
ghostscript (for non-commercial
use only) and go to the download section.
Download one of the prepared Windows distributions, such as
Start the executable and follow the instructions of the
GS_PROG environment variable to the full
file name of the gswin32c binary (e.g.
Now you should be able to read PostScript files with
GIMP. Please note that you must not move the
Ghostscript directories once the installation is complete. The
installation creates registry entries which allow Ghostscript to find
its libraries. (These instructions courtesy of