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TIFF2PS(1)                                                          TIFF2PS(1)



NAME
       tiff2ps - convert a TIFF image to PostScript(TM)

SYNOPSIS
       tiff2ps [ options ] input.tif ...

DESCRIPTION
       tiff2ps  reads  TIFF  images and writes PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) on the standard output.  By
       default, tiff2ps writes Encapsulated PostScript for the first image in the specified TIFF image file.

       By default, tiff2ps will generate PostScript that fills a printed area specified by the TIFF tags in the  input
       file.   If the file does not contain XResolution or YResolution tags, then the printed area is set according to
       the image dimensions.  The -w and -h options (see below) can be used to set the dimensions of the printed  area
       in inches; overriding any relevant TIFF tags.

       The PostScript generated for RGB, palette, and CMYK images uses the colorimage operator.  The PostScript gener-
       ated for greyscale and bilevel images  uses  the  image  operator.   When  the  colorimage  operator  is  used,
       PostScript code to emulate this operator on older PostScript printers is also generated.  Note that this emula-
       tion code can be very slow.

       Color images with associated alpha data are composited over a white background.

OPTIONS
       -1     Generate PostScript Level 1 (the default).

       -2     Generate PostScript Level 2.

       -3     Generate PostScript Level 3. It basically allows one to use the /flateDecode filter for  ZIP  compressed
              TIFF images.

       -a     Generate output for all IFDs (pages) in the input file.

       -b     Specify  the  bottom  margin  for the output (in inches). This does not affect the height of the printed
              image.

       -c     Center the image in the output. This option only shows an effect if both the -w and the  -h  option  are
              given.

       -d     Set  the initial TIFF directory to the specified directory number.  (NB: Directories are numbered start-
              ing at zero.)  This option is useful for selecting individual pages in  a  multi-page  (e.g.  facsimile)
              file.

       -e     Force the generation of Encapsulated PostScript (implies -z).

       -h     Specify the vertical size of the printed area (in inches).

       -H     Specify  the  maximum  height  of  image  (in inches). Images with larger sizes will be split in several
              pages. Option -L may be used for specifying size of split images overlapping.

       -W     Specify the maximum width of image (in inches). Images with larger sizes will be split in several pages.
              Options  -L and -W are mutually exclusive.  -i Enable/disable pixel interpolation.  This option requires
              a single numeric value: zero to disable pixel interpolation and non-zero  to  enable.   The  default  is
              enabled.

       -L     Specify the size of overlapping for split images (in inches). Used in conjunction with -H option.

       -l     Specify the left margin for the output (in inches). This does not affect the width of the printed image.

       -m     Where possible render using the imagemask PostScript operator instead of the image operator.  When  this
              option  is  specified tiff2ps will use imagemask for rendering 1 bit deep images.  If this option is not
              specified or if the image depth is greater than 1 then the image operator is used.

       -o     Set the initial TIFF directory to the IFD at the specified file  offset.   This  option  is  useful  for
              selecting thumbnail images and the like which are hidden using the SubIFD tag.

       -p     Force the generation of (non-Encapsulated) PostScript.

       -r     Rotate image by 180 degrees.

       -s     Generate output for a single IFD (page) in the input file.

       -w     Specify the horizontal size of the printed area (in inches).

       -x     Override resolution units specified in the TIFF as centimeters.

       -y     Override resolution units specified in the TIFF as inches.

       -z     When generating PostScript Level 2, data is scaled so that it does not image into the deadzone on a page
              (the outer margin that the printing device is unable to mark).  This option  suppresses  this  behavior.
              When  PostScript  Level 1 is generated, data is imaged to the entire printed page and this option has no
              affect.

EXAMPLES
       The following generates PostScript Level 2 for all pages of a facsimile:
              tiff2ps -a2 fax.tif | lpr
       Note also that if you have version 2.6.1 or newer of Ghostscript then you  can  efficiently  preview  facsimile
       generated with the above command.

       To generate Encapsulated PostScript for a the image at directory 2 of an image use:
              tiff2ps -d 1 foo.tif
       (Notice that directories are numbered starting at zero.)

       If you have a long image, it may be split in several pages:
              tiff2ps -h11 -w8.5 -H14 -L.5 foo.tif > foo.ps
       The  page size is set to 8.5x11 by -w and -h options. We will accept a small amount of vertical compression, so
       -H set to 14. Any pages between 11 and 14 inches will be fit onto one page.  Pages longer than  14  inches  are
       cut  off  at 11 and continued on the next page. The -L.5 option says to repeat a half inch on the next page (to
       improve readability).

BUGS
       Because PostScript does not support the notion of a colormap, 8-bit palette images  produce  24-bit  PostScript
       images.   This  conversion results in output that is six times bigger than the original image and which takes a
       long time to send to a printer over a serial line.  Matters are even  worse  for  4-,  2-,  and  1-bit  palette
       images.

       Does not handle tiled images when generating PostScript Level I output.

SEE ALSO
       pal2rgb(1), tiffinfo(1), tiffcp(1), tiffgt(1), tiffmedian(1), tiff2bw(1), tiffsv(1), libtiff(3)

       Libtiff library home page: http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff/



libtiff                        November 2, 2005                     TIFF2PS(1)