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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 size
	      Set maximum memory allocation size  (in  MiB).  The  default  is
	      256MiB.  Set to 0	to disable the limit.

       -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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