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tiff2ps(1)				  User Commands 			       tiff2ps(1)

       tiff2ps - convert a TIFF image to PostScript

       tiff2ps [options] input.tif...

       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 generates 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. You can use the -w and -h
       options to set the dimensions of the printed area in inches, overriding any relevant  TIFF

       The  PostScript	generated for RGB, palette, and CMYK images uses the colorimage operator.
       The PostScript generated for grayscale and bilevel images uses the  image  operator.  When
       the  colorimage	operator is used, PostScript code to emulate this operator on older Post-
       Script 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.

       The following options are supported:

       -1	       Generate PostScript Level I. This is the default.

       -2	       Generate PostScript Level II.

       -a	       Generate output for all IFDs (pages) in the input file.

       -d	       Set the initial TIFF directory to the  specified  directory  number.  Note
		       that  directories are numbered starting at zero. This option is useful for
		       selecting individual pages in a multipage file, for example facsimile.

       -e	       Force the generation of Encapsulated PostScript.

       -h	       Specify the vertical size of the printed area in inches.

       -o	       Set the initial TIFF directory to the IFD at the  specified  file  offset.
		       This  option  is  useful  for selecting thumbnail images, which are hidden
		       using the SubIFD tag.

       -p	       Force the generation of non-Encapsulated PostScript.

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

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

       -z	       When generating PostScript Level II, data is scaled so that the data  does
		       not  image into the deadzone on a page, that is, the outer margin that the
		       printing device is unable  to mark. This option suppresses this	behavior.
		       When  PostScriptLevel I is generated, data is imaged to the entire printed
		       page and this option has no affect.

       The following operands are supported:

       input.tif       The name of the input TIFF file.

       Example 1: Generating PostScript Level II for All Pages of a Facsimile

       example% tiff2ps -a2 fax.tif | lpr

       Note that if you have version 2.6.1 or newer of Ghostscript, you can  efficiently  preview
       facsimile generated by the above command.

       Example 2: Generating Encapsulated PostScript for the Image at Directory 2 of an Image

       example% tiff2ps -d 1 foo.tif

       Note that directories are numbered starting at zero.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWTiff			   |
       |Interface stability	     |Uncommitted		   |

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

       PostScript does not support colormaps. Therefore,  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 support tiled images when generating PostScript Level I output.

       Updated by Breda McColgan, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2004.

SunOS 5.11				   26 Mar 2004				       tiff2ps(1)
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