ImageMagick convert -- a required bundle to handle EPS on Windows and OSX?

V Stuart Foote VStuart.Foote at
Sat Apr 26 11:45:12 PDT 2014

Looking at issue fdo#62051
<>  , why no versions of
LibreOffice seem to handle insertion of EPS.

Looking in OpenGrok at  ieps.cxx
Linux seems to use the GhostScript -- gs command that is commonly bundled. 
But Windows seems to require use of ImageMgaick convert command.  That is
not normally a program a Windows user would install!

So, I installed an ImageMagick binary (32-bit static
ImageMagick-6.8.9-0-Q16-x86-static.exe) from  and all versions of
LibreOffice through 4.1.x now render a viable image of the EPS.

Can find nothing noting a requirement for ImageMagick as a install
dependency, should ImageMagick be bundled if EPS rendering is depending on
it?  Also, for releases from on, the insert image from EPS results
in a fully black fill for the image preview--suspect that is the move from
PNG to BMP and needs to be adjusted.

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