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pbmtolj - convert a PBM image to HP LaserJet format
pbmtolj [-resolution N] [-float] [-noreset] [-packbits] [-delta] [-compress] [pbmfile]
You can abbreviate any option to its shortest unique prefix.
This program is part of Netpbm(1)
pbmtolj reads a PBM image as input and produces HP LaserJet data as output. You can send
this data to a LaserJet or DeskJet printer (at least some of them).
Each pixel in the input PBM image becomes one dot in the printed output. Therefore, you
must make sure the width and height of the input are appropriate for the print resolution
you choose and the print area you want. E.g. if you print at 300 dpi and want the image
to print as 8 inches by 10, you must supply a PBM that is 2400 pixels wide by 3000 pixels
high. You can adjust the size of the input with pamscale, pamstretch, pbmreduce, or
The input may be a multi-image PBM stream. Each input image becomes a page of output.
But before Netpbm 10.28 (June 2005), images after the first one are ignored.
Note that there is no ljtopbm tool.
Specifies the resolution of the output device, in dpi. Another way to look at this
is as a declaration of the resolution of the input image (PBM images don't have
inherent resolution). Typical values are 75, 100, 150, 300, and 600. The default
-float Suppresses positioning commands. By default, pbmtolj places the sequence ESC & l 0
E in the output, which means to force the top margin to zero. With -float, pbmtolj
omits that command.
Prevents pbmtolj from writing the reset sequences to the beginning and end of the
Enables use of TIFF packbits compression.
-delta Enables use of delta-between-rows compression.
Enables use of both TIFF packbits, and delta-between-rows compression.
Specifies the number of copies. The default is 1. This option controls the 'number
of copies' printer control; pbmtolj generates only one copy of the image.
pnmtopclxl(1) , ppmtolj(1) , pjtoppm(1) , ppmtopj(1) , thinkjettopbm(1) , pbm(1)
Copyright (C) 1988 by Jef Poskanzer and Michael Haberler. -float and -noreset options
added by Wim Lewis. -delta, -packbits, and -compress options added by Dave Platt.
netpbm documentation 23 April 2005 Pbmtolj User Manual(0)