How do I open an EPS file using GIMP in Windows?

The following works for Gimp 2.2.10, Ghostscript 8.54, and Windows XP:

  1. Install Gimp and Ghostscript (hopefully that is pretty straightforward)
  2. Gimp will give an error message if you try to open an EPS file
  3. Fix this problem by setting this environment variable:
    • GS_PROG = C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.51\bin\gswin32c.exe
    • Change that path to match your Ghostscript installation location