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after upgrading to OS X 10.8.x I've discovered that Preview stopped displaying some of my eps pictures. Also, ps2pdf output is now broken. Have anybody seen such behaviour and does anybody know how to work around / fix it?

I'm using MacTeX 2010 and here are some screenshots:

OSX 10.7.x

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OS X 10.8

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Fedora Core 17 (proper display)

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Update: link to the offending eps file: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1828464/torus.eps

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closed as off-topic by Joseph Wright Aug 4 '13 at 9:42

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Welcome to TeX.sx! I edited your post to display the pictures inline. Please add a minimal working example (MWE). Otherwise it's pretty tough to troubleshoot. – dhst Aug 15 '12 at 19:24
@dhst Thanks! I've added a link to the bad eps to the question. – kolbusa Aug 16 '12 at 2:54
I can confirm the output you got with OS X 10.8 and Fedora 17. My guess is that there might be something anomalous with the file header which is confusing Preview on how to properly render the output (converting your eps to pdf gives me the same wrong result). I've seen something along these lines in the past. Could you tell us more about the software you used to generate that specific .eps image? Maybe we can find some clues on what is happening. :) – Paulo Cereda Aug 20 '12 at 12:43
@PauloCereda: Thanks for the reply. The eps is the output of asymptote. I do have the source code but it is not compatible with the current asymptote version. I'm trying to convert it but so many things have changed, that I'm completely lost :) – kolbusa Aug 22 '12 at 2:50
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about issues with Preview rather than TeX per se. – Joseph Wright Aug 4 '13 at 9:42

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