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       sam2p  - program to convert raster images to postscript, pdf, and other


       sam2p [options] infile outfile
       sam2p [options] jobfile


       This manual page documents briefly the sam2p command.  It  was  written
       for  the Debian distribution because the original program does not have
       a  manual  page.   The  complete  documentation   can   be   found   in

       sam2p  is  a  program  that converts many raster (bitmap) image formats
       into Adobe PostScript or PDF files  and  several  other  formats.   The
       images  are  not  vectorized.   sam2p gives full control to the user to
       specify standards-compliance, compression, and bit depths.

       sam2p can operate in two modes: one-liner mode and job  mode.   In  job
       mode  the  user  has  to  write  a  ‘‘job’’  file  which  specifies the
       conversion parameters and allows full control of  all  aspects  of  the
       final  output.  This  manpage  deals  only  with  one-liner  mode,  see
       /usr/share/doc/sam2p/README.gz for details on job mode.


       To convert an image file to .eps, use:

            sam2p infile.gif outfile.eps

       The output format is guessed from the file extension.  Optionally,  the
       output  format  also  can  be  specified  as option or as prefix to the
       output file.  For example, the following  commands  produce  postscript
       level 3:

            sam2p infile.gif

            sam2p -ps:3 infile.gif

       sam2p  can  include  its  own  (zip  and  lzw)  decompression filter in
       Postscript files, allowing better compression than  normally  supported
       by Postscript level 1:

            sam2p -1 -c:zip infile.gif

            sam2p -1 -c:lzw infile.gif


       -1, -ps:1, psl1:
              produce Postscript Level 1

       -1c, -ps:1c, pslc:
              produce  Postscript  Level  1  with  the  CMYK  and ‘colorimage’

       -2, -ps:2, psl2:
              produce Postscript Level 2 (default for postscript)

       -3, -ps:3, psl3:
              produce Postscript Level 3

       -pdf:b0, pdfb1.0:
              produce PDF version 1.0 (BI inline image)

       -pdf:b2, pdfb1.2:
              produce PDF version 1.2 (BI inline image) (default for PDF)

       -pdf:0, pdf1.0:
              produce PDF version 1.0 (XObject image)

       -pdf:2, pdf1.2:
              produce PDF version 1.2 (XObject image)

       -e:0, -e:none
              don’t scale

       -e, -e:1, -e:scale
              scale image to fit page

       -e:rot, -e:rotate
              scale and rotate image to fit page (default if  output  filename
              has .ps extension)

              set all page margins to dimen
              dimen  can  have one of the following units (as in TeX): bp, in,
              pt, pc, dd, cc, sp, cm, mm

              set spec margin(s) to dimen (spec can be l,  r, t, b, v (top and
              bottom), h (left and right))

              set output EPS or PDF to resolution res dpi

       -c:none, -c:lzw, -c:zip, -c:rle, -c:fax, -c:dct, -c:jpeg
              select compression type (support depends on output format)

              print  only  error  and fatal error messages, suppress warnings,
              notices etc.  Must be put at the beginning of the  command  line
              to suppress initial banners, too.

       --     If  not  the last argument: treat all further arguments as files
              (required if a filename contains a colon or starts with a minus)
              If the last argument: use input filename as ouput filename (i.e.
              overwrite input file).


       Input formats:
              PNM, PBM, PGM, PPM, XPM, GIF, LBM, TGA, PCX,
              JPEG (requires djpeg from package libjpeg-progs),
              TIFF (requires tifftopnm from package netpbm),
              PNG (requires pngtopnm from package netpbm),
              PS, EPS, PDF (require ghostscript)

       Output formats:
              XWD, BMP, PNG, TIFF6, JPEG, PNM, GIF89a, XPM, PS (levels 1,2,3),
              EPS (levels 2,3), PDF (1.0 and 1.2)

              For  some  formats, sam2p supports transparency.  See the README
              file for more info.


       The program is documented fully in /usr/share/doc/sam2p/README.gz


       sam2p was written by Szabó Péter <>.

       This manual page was written by Stefan  Fritsch  <>,  for
       the  Debian  project  (but may be used by others under the terms of the
       GNU General Public License, Version 2).

                                Januar 23, 2005                       SAM2P(1)