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NAME

       pdftocairo - Portable Document Format (PDF) to PNG/JPEG/TIFF/PDF/PS/EPS/SVG using cairo

SYNOPSIS

       pdftocairo [options] PDF-file [output-file]

DESCRIPTION

       pdftocairo converts Portable Document Format (PDF) files, using the cairo output device of
       the poppler PDF library, to any of the following output formats:

       ·      Portable Network Graphics (PNG)

       ·      JPEG Interchange Format (JPEG)

       ·      Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)

       ·      Portable Document Format (PDF)

       ·      PostScript (PS)

       ·      Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)

       ·      Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

       pdftocairo reads the PDF file, PDF-file, and writes to  output-file.   The  image  formats
       (PNG,  JPEG,  and  TIFF)  generate  one  file  per page with the page number and file type
       appended to output-file (except when -singlefile is used).  When the output  format  is  a
       vector format (PDF, PS, EPS, and SVG) or when -singlefile is used, output-file is the full
       filename.

       If the PDF-file is “-” , the PDF is read from stdin.  If the  output-file  is  “-”  ,  the
       output file will be written to stdout. Using stdout is not valid with image formats unless
       -singlefile is used.  If output-file is not used, the output filename will be derived from
       the PDF-file filename.

       Not all options are valid with all output formats. One (and only one) of the output format
       options (-png, -jpeg, -tiff, -pdf, -ps, -eps, or -svg) must be used.

       The resolution options (-r, -rx, -ry) set the resolution of the image output formats.  The
       image  dimensions  will  depend  on  the  PDF page size and the resolution. For the vector
       outputs, regions of the page that can not be represented natively in the output format (eg
       translucency  in  PS)  will  be  rasterized  at the resolution specified by the resolution
       options.

       The -scale-to options may be used to set a fixed image size.  The  image  resolution  will
       vary with the page size.

       The  cropping  options (-x, -y, -W, and -H) use units of pixels with the image formats and
       PostScript points (1/72 inch) with the vector formats. When cropping is used  with  vector
       output  the  cropped region is centered unless -nocenter is used in which case the cropped
       region is at the top left (SVG) or bottom left (PDF, PS, EPS).

OPTIONS

       -png   Generates a PNG file(s)

       -jpeg  Generates a JPEG file(s)

       -tiff  Generates a TIFF file(s)

       -pdf   Generates a PDF file

       -ps    Generate a PS file

       -eps   Generate an EPS file. An EPS file contains a single  image,  so  if  you  use  this
              option with a multi-page PDF file, you must use -f and -l to specify a single page.
              The page size options (-origpagesizes, -paper, -paperw, -paperh) can  not  be  used
              with this option.

       -svg   Generate a SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file

       -f number
              Specifies the first page to convert.

       -l number
              Specifies the last page to convert.

       -o     Generates only the odd numbered pages.

       -e     Generates only the even numbered pages.

       -singlefile
              Writes only the first page and does not add digits.

       -r number
              Specifies  the X and Y resolution, in pixels per inch of image files (or rasterized
              regions in vector output). The default is 150 PPI.

       -rx number
              Specifies the X resolution, in pixels  per  inch  of  image  files  (or  rasterized
              regions in vector output). The default is 150 PPI.

       -ry number
              Specifies  the  Y  resolution,  in  pixels  per  inch of image files (or rasterized
              regions in vector output). The default is 150 PPI.

       -scale-to number
              Scales the long side of each page (width for landscape pages, height  for  portrait
              pages)  to fit in scale-to pixels. The size of the short side will be determined by
              the aspect ratio of the page (PNG/JPEG/TIFF only).

       -scale-to-x number
              Scales each page horizontally to fit in scale-to-x pixels. If scale-to-y is set  to
              -1,   the   vertical  size  will  determined  by  the  aspect  ratio  of  the  page
              (PNG/JPEG/TIFF only).

       -scale-to-y number
              Scales each page vertically to fit in scale-to-y pixels. If scale-to-x  is  set  to
              -1,  the  horizontal  size  will  determined  by  the  aspect  ratio  of  the  page
              (PNG/JPEG/TIFF only).

       -x number
              Specifies the x-coordinate of the crop  area  top  left  corner  in  pixels  (image
              output) or points (vector output)

       -y number
              Specifies  the  y-coordinate  of  the  crop  area  top left corner in pixels (image
              output) or points (vector output)

       -W number
              Specifies the width of crop area in pixels (image output) or points (vector output)
              (default is 0)

       -H number
              Specifies  the  height  of  crop  area  in  pixels (image output) or points (vector
              output)  (default is 0)

       -sz number
              Specifies the size of crop square  in  pixels  (image  output)  or  points  (vector
              output)  (sets -W and -H)

       -cropbox
              Uses the crop box rather than media box when generating the files

       -mono  Generate a monochrome file (PNG and TIFF only).

       -gray  Generate a grayscale file (PNG, JPEG, and TIFF only).

       -transp
              Use a transparent page color instead of white (PNG and TIFF only).

       -icc icc-file
              Use  the  specified  ICC file as the output profile (PNG only). The profile will be
              embedded in the PNG file.

       -level2
              Generate Level 2 PostScript (PS only).

       -level3
              Generate Level 3 PostScript (PS only). This  enables  all  Level  2  features  plus
              shading patterns and masked images. This is the default setting.

       -origpagesizes
              Generate  a  file  with variable page sizes and orientations (PS and PDF only). The
              size of each page will be the original page in the PDF file.  If the output  is  PS
              the  file  will contain %%DocumentMedia and %%PageMedia DSC comments specifying the
              size of each page.  Any specification of the page  size  via  -paper,  -paperw,  or
              -paperh  will  get  overridden  as  long as each page of the PDF file has a defined
              paper size.

       -paper size
              Set the paper size to one of "letter", "legal", "A4", or  "A3"  (PS,PDF,SVG  only).
              This  can  also  be set to "match", which will set the paper size to match the size
              specified in the PDF file. -origpagesizes overrides this setting if  the  PDF  file
              has defined page sizes.

       -paperw size
              Set  the  paper  width,  in points (PS,PDF,SVG only). -origpagesizes overrides this
              setting if the PDF file has defined page sizes.

       -paperh size
              Set the paper height, in points (PS,PDF,SVG only).  -origpagesizes  overrides  this
              setting if the PDF file has defined page sizes.

       -nocrop
              By  default,  output  is  cropped  to  the CropBox specified in the PDF file.  This
              option disables cropping.

       -expand
              Expand PDF pages smaller than the paper to fill the paper  (PS,PDF,SVG  only).   By
              default, these pages are not scaled.

       -noshrink
              Don't  scale  PDF  pages  which  are  larger  than the paper (PS,PDF,SVG only).  By
              default, pages larger than the paper are shrunk to fit.

       -nocenter
              By default, PDF pages smaller than the paper (after any scaling)  are  centered  on
              the  paper.   This option causes them to be aligned to the lower-left corner of the
              paper instead (PS,PDF,SVG only).

       -duplex
              Adds the %%IncludeFeature: *Duplex DuplexNoTumble DSC  comment  to  the  PostScript
              file (PS only).  This tells the print manager to enable duplexing.

       -opw password
              Specify  the  owner  password  for  the  PDF  file.  Providing this will bypass all
              security restrictions.

       -upw password
              Specify the user password for the PDF file.

       -q     Don't print any messages or errors.

       -v     Print copyright and version information.

       -h     Print usage information.  (-help and --help are equivalent.)

EXIT CODES

       The poppler tools use the following exit codes:

       0      No error.

       1      Error opening a PDF file.

       2      Error opening an output file.

       3      Error related to PDF permissions.

       4      Error related to ICC profile.

       99     Other error.

AUTHOR

       The pdftocairo software and documentation are copyright 1996-2004 Glyph  &  Cog,  LLC  and
       copyright 2005-2011 The Poppler Developers.

SEE ALSO

       pdfdetach(1),    pdffonts(1),   pdfimages(1),   pdfinfo(1),   pdftohtml(1),   pdftoppm(1),
       pdftops(1), pdftotext(1)

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