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Pbmtolj User Manual(0)                                  Pbmtolj User Manual(0)



NAME
       pbmtolj - convert a PBM image to HP LaserJet format


SYNOPSIS
       pbmtolj [-resolution N] [-float] [-noreset] [-packbits] [-delta] [-compress] [pbmfile] [-copies N]

       You can abbreviate any option to its shortest unique prefix.



DESCRIPTION
       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       pbmtolj reads a PBM image as input and produces HP LaserJet data as output.  You can send this data to a Laser-
       Jet or DeskJet printer (at least some of them).

       Each pixel in the input PBM image becomes one dot in the printed output.  Therefore, you  must  make  sure  the
       width  and height of the input are appropriate for the print resolution you choose and the print area you want.
       E.g. if you print at 300 dpi and want the image to print as 8 inches by 10, you must supply a PBM that is  2400
       pixels wide by 3000 pixels high.  You can adjust the size of the input with pamscale, pamstretch, pbmreduce, or
       pamenlarge.

       The input may be a multi-image PBM stream.  Each input image becomes a page of output.  But before Netpbm 10.28
       (June 2005), images after the first one are ignored.

       Note that there is no ljtopbm tool.


OPTIONS
       -resolution
              Specifies  the resolution of the output device, in dpi.  Another way to look at this is as a declaration
              of the resolution of the input image (PBM images don't have inherent resolution).   Typical  values  are
              75, 100, 150, 300, and 600.  The default is 75.


       -float Suppresses  positioning  commands.   By  default, pbmtolj places the sequence ESC & l 0 E in the output,
              which means to force the top margin to zero.  With -float, pbmtolj omits that command.


       -noreset
              Prevents pbmtolj from writing the reset sequences to the beginning and end of the output file.


       -packbits
              Enables use of TIFF packbits compression.


       -delta Enables use of delta-between-rows compression.


       -compress
              Enables use of both TIFF packbits, and delta-between-rows compression.


       -copies
              Specifies the the number of copies. The default is 1.  This  option  controls  the  'number  of  copies'
              printer control; pbmtolj generates only one copy of the image.




SEE ALSO
       pnmtopclxl(1), ppmtolj(1), pjtoppm(1), ppmtopj(1), thinkjettopbm(1), pbm(1)


AUTHOR
       Copyright  (C)  1988  by  Jef  Poskanzer and Michael Haberler.  -float and -noreset options added by Wim Lewis.
       -delta, -packbits, and -compress options added by Dave Platt.



netpbm documentation             23 April 2005          Pbmtolj User Manual(0)