SKF-file does not open

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juha
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SKF-file does not open

Post by juha »

I have old file what has made autoscetch. When I try to open it with xnview come error "cant know how to open SKF file"

Is there any way to open file with xnview or is there any other way to open it?

Thanks for help.
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Re: SKF-file does not open

Post by xnview »

Do you have checked Option>General>Display all file format?
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Mueman
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Re: SKF-file does not open

Post by Mueman »

hello,

i have the same problem

error "cant know how to open SKF file"

option all formats is selected

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cday
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Re: SKF-file does not open

Post by cday »

Do you have Ghostscript x32 installed? I suspect -- but am not sure and have been unable to confirm using Search -- that it may be needed to open a skf file, the x32 version even on Windows x64 as XnView is x32 software.

Can you upload an example skf file if the problem remains unsolved? (1MB maximum in a zip).
Mueman
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Re: SKF-file does not open

Post by Mueman »

thx - yes ghostscript may be needed

i found it by googlesearching in a little guide and have installed the x64 ghostscript

and skf opening is ok - problem solved, thx
bdion
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Re: SKF-file does not open

Post by bdion »

I downloaded XNView. I also downloaded Ghostscript x32. I attempted to open a .skf file and no luck.

Then I tried to use Open With - the ghost script file and still no luck.

Can someone tell me how they were able to use XnView and Ghostscript x32 to open the .skf files. I know I am not doing something right.
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Re: SKF-file does not open

Post by cday »

XnView doesn't support the SKF vector format, only the thumbnail contained in the file... :(

You might check if you can view the thumbnail in the browser, if that would be of any use to you, I'm not sure whether it would be displayed with the default browser settings, though.

My reference to Ghostscript above was an aberration, as Ghostscript is only relevant to PDF, PS and possibly AI files from memory.