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TIFF2PS(1)		    General Commands Manual		    TIFF2PS(1)

       tiff2ps - convert a TIFF	image to PostScripttm

       tiff2ps [ options ] input.tif ...

       tiff2ps	reads  TIFF images and writes PostScript or Encapsulated Post-
       Script (EPS) on the standard output.  By	default, tiff2ps writes	Encap-
       sulated	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;	 over-
       riding 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.

       -8     Disable use of ASCII85 encoding with PostScript Level 2/3.

       -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.

       -C     Specify the document creator name.

       -d     Set the initial TIFF directory to	the specified  directory  num-
	      ber.  (NB: Directories are numbered starting at zero.)  This op-
	      tion is useful for selecting individual pages  in	 a  multi-page
	      (e.g. facsimile) file.

       -D     Enable duplex printing (two pages	per sheet of paper).

       -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.	-i En-
	      able/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 and -W options.

       -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.

       -O     Write PostScript to specified file instead of standard output.

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

       -P L|P Set optional PageOrientation DSC comment to  Landscape  or  Por-

       -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	 land-

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

       -t     Specify the document title string.

       -T     Print pages for top edge binding.

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

       -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.

       -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 sup-
	      presses 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  facsim-
	      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  be-
       tween 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  op-
       tion  says to repeat a half inch	on the next page (to improve readabil-

       Because PostScript does not support the notion  of  a  colormap,	 8-bit
       palette	images	produce	24-bit PostScript images.  This	conversion re-
       sults 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.  Mat-
       ters 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:

libtiff			       November	2, 2005			    TIFF2PS(1)


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