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       img-ps - Img, Adobe PostScript Format (ps)


       package require Tk

       package require img::ps  ?1.4?

       image create photo ?name? ?options?



       The  package  img::ps  is a sub-package of Img. It can be loaded as a part of the complete
       Img support, via package require Img, or on its own, via package require img::ps.

       Like all packages of Img it does not provide new commands, but  extends  the  existing  Tk
       command  image  so that it supports files containing raster images in the Adobe PostScript
       Format (ps). More specifically img::ps extends Tk's photo image type.

       The name of  the  new  format  handler  is  ps.   This  handler  provides  new  additional
       configuration options. See section PostScript OPTIONS for more detailed explanations.

       Note  that  this package provides a pdf handler too, i.e. a handler for the Adobe Portable
       Document Format. That handler accepts the same options as the ps handler.

       The package delegates the actual conversion of data in PostScript and PDF  format  into  a
       raster  image  to  the  ghostscript application. It therefore depends upon the presence of
       said application and is non-functional is ghostscript is not present.

       All of the above means that in a call like

       image create photo ?name? ?options?

       [1]    Image  data  in  ps  and  PDF  format  (options  -data  and  -file)   is   detected

       [2]    The  format names ps and pdf are recognized by the option -format.  In addition the
              value for the option is treated as list and may contain any of the special  options
              listed in section PostScript OPTIONS.


       The  handler  provides  two  options,  both  influencing  the reading of PostScript or PDF
       images. The handler is not able to write images in PostScript or PDF.

       -index n
              This option is for reading from PostScript/PDF data containing more than one  page.
              When specified it will read the n'th page in the data. The first page is at index 0
              and will be read by default, i.e. when the option is not specified.

              Note: This option is not yet implemented.

       -zoom X Y
              Multiply image size by the given scale factors. If Y is missing, the default is the
              same as X. X and Y are allowed to be in floating point format, but they are rounded
              to the nearest practically possible value.  For  postscript  this  means  the  zoom
              factors should be multiples of 1/72.


       The  code provided by Img does not perform the interpretation and rasterizing of the input
       by itself but delegates this to the gs application. This is the GhostScript implementation
       of PostScript (and PDF).

       If gs is not installed this format handler cannot be used.


       img-bmp,  img-gif,  img-ico,  img-intro,  img-jpeg, img-pcx, img-pixmap, img-png, img-ppm,
       img-ps, img-sgi, img-sun, img-tga, img-tiff, img-window, img-xbm, img-xpm


       ghostscript, gs, image handling, pdf, postscript, ps, tk


       Copyright (c) 1995-2009 Jan Nijtmans <>