IMAGEN(1) General Commands Manual IMAGEN(1)
image - Translate LaTeX documents to GIF images.
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 page.
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 option.
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.
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 1.414.
-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
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.
Add an extra color quantization step in imagen ppm image production chain, where number is the maximal number of colors in the pro-
duced images. This option may be needed in response of a failure in the image production chain. It can also help in limiting image
hevea(1), latex(1), gs(1), dvips(1), ppmtopng(1), ppmtogif(1)
The HeVeA documentation can be found on the HeVeA home page
http://hevea.inria.fr. 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 <Luc.Maranget@inria.fr>.
This manual page was compiled by Ralf Treinen <firstname.lastname@example.org> from the HeVeA documentation for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
used by others).