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NAME

       tiff2ps - convert a TIFF image to PostScriptâ„¢

SYNOPSIS

       tiff2ps [ options ] input.tif ...

DESCRIPTION

       tiff2ps  reads  TIFF  images and writes PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) on the
       standard output.  By default, tiff2ps writes Encapsulated PostScript for the  first  image
       in the specified TIFF image file.

       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;
       overriding 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 slow.

       Color images with associated alpha data are composited over a white background.

OPTIONS

       -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.

       -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.

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

       -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.

       -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.    -i
              Enable/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 option.

       -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.

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

       -r     Rotate image by 180 degrees.

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

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

       -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  suppresses  this  behavior.   When  PostScript  Level  1  is
              generated, data is imaged to the entire printed page and this option has no affect.

EXAMPLES

       The following generates PostScript Level 2 for all pages of a facsimile:
              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 > foo.ps
       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 between 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 option says to repeat a half inch on the next page (to improve readability).

BUGS

       Because PostScript does not support the notion of a colormap, 8-bit palette images produce
       24-bit PostScript images.  This conversion results 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.
       Matters are even worse for 4-, 2-, and 1-bit palette images.

       Does not handle tiled images when generating PostScript Level I output.

SEE ALSO

       pal2rgb(1),  tiffinfo(1),  tiffcp(1),  tiffgt(1),  tiffmedian(1),  tiff2bw(1),  tiffsv(1),
       libtiff(3)

       Libtiff library home page: http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff/