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       tiff2ps - convert a TIFF image to PostScript™


       tiff2ps [ options ] input.tif ...


       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

       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  generated  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 emulation code can be very

       Color images with associated alpha data are  composited  over  a  white


       -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 starting 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

       -L     Specify the size of overlapping for split  images  (in  inches).
              Used in conjunction with -H option and -W 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 90|180|270|auto
              Rotate image by 90, 180, 270 degrees or auto.   Auto  picks  the
              best  fit for the image on the specified paper size (eg portrait
              or landscape) if -h or -w is specified. Rotation is  in  degrees
              counterclockwise.   Auto  rotates  90  degrees  ccw  to  produce

       -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


       The  following  generates  PostScript  Level  2  for  all  pages  of  a
              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 >
       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


       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.


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

       Libtiff library home page:

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