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       image - Translate LaTeX documents to GIF images.


       imagen <base>


       This  manual  page documents briefly the imagen command.  This manual page was written for
       the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program  does  not  have  a  manual

       imagen  is a simple shell script that translates a LaTeX document into many images. Please
       consult the hevea manual for explanation how to use imagen in conjunction with hevea.

       The Debian version of HeVeA differs from the original HeVeA distribution in that  pictures
       are by default generated in the png format instead of gif. To regain the original behavior
       you have to modify your LaTeX input (see hevea  (1))  and  invoke  imagen  with  the  -gif


       A summary of options are included below.

       -png   Produce images in the png format. On a Debian system this is the default.

       -gif   Produce images in gif format instead of png.

       -pnm   Produce images in pnm format.

       -mag nnnn,
              Change  the  enlarging ratio that is applied while translating DVI into Postscript.
              More precisely, dvips is run with -xnnnn option. Default value for this  ration  is
              1414,  this  means  that,  by default, imagen magnifies LaTeX output by a factor of

       -t arg Pass option -t arg to dvips. For instance, using -t a3 may  help  when  images  are
              truncated on the right.

       -pdf   Have imagen call pdflatex instead of latex

       -extra command,
              Insert  command  as  an additional stage in imagen ppm to png/gif production chain.
              command is a Unix filter that expects a ppm image in its standard input and outputs
              a  ppm  image  on its standard output. A sensible choice for command is one command
              from the netpbm package or several such commands piped together.

       -quant number
              Add an extra color quantization step in imagen ppm image  production  chain,  where
              number  is  the maximal number of colors in the produced images. This option may be
              needed in response of a failure in the image production chain. It can also help  in
              limiting image files size.


       hevea(1), latex(1), gs(1), dvips(1), ppmtopng(1), ppmtogif(1)

       The HeVeA documentation can be found  on the HeVeA home page    On   a   Debian   system   it   can   also   be   accessed   at
       /usr/share/doc/hevea-doc/html, provided the package hevea-doc (from the non-free  section)
       is installed.


       Imagen is part of HeVeA, written by Luc Maranget <>.

       This  manual  page  was  compiled  by  Ralf  Treinen  <>  from the HeVeA
       documentation for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).