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TIFF2PS(1)							    TIFF2PS(1)

NAME
       tiff2ps - convert a TIFF image to PostScript™

SYNOPSIS
       tiff2ps [ options ] input.tif ...

DESCRIPTION
       tiff2ps	reads  TIFF images and writes PostScript or Encapsulated Post‐
       Script (EPS) on the standard output.  By default, tiff2ps writes Encap‐
       sulated	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;	 over‐
       riding 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  num‐
	      ber.   (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 and -W 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 90|180|270|auto
	      Rotate image by 90, 180, 270 degrees or auto.   Auto  picks  the
	      best  fit for the image on the specified paper size (eg portrait
	      or landscape) if -h or -w is specified. Rotation is  in  degrees
	      counterclockwise.	 Auto  rotates 90 degrees ccw to produce land‐
	      scape.

       -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  sup‐
	      presses  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 facsim‐
       ile:
	      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	 read‐
       ability).

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.	  Mat‐
       ters 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/

libtiff			       November 2, 2005			    TIFF2PS(1)
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