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pnmtops(1)			     General Commands Manual			       pnmtops(1)

       pnmtops - convert portable anymap to PostScript

       pnmtops	[-scale  s]  [-dpi  n]	[-imagewidth  n]  [-imageheight n] [-width=N] [-height=N]
       [-equalpixels] [-turn|-noturn] [-rle|-runlength] [-nocenter] [-nosetpage] [pnmfile]

       All options can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix.	You may use  two  hyphens
       instead of one.	You may separate an option name and its value with white space instead of
       an equals sign.

       Reads a Netpbm image as input.  Produces Encapsulated PostScript as output.

       If the input file is in color (PPM), pnmtops generates  a  color  PostScript  file.   Some
       PostScript  interpreters can't handle color PostScript.	If you have one of these you will
       need to run your image through ppmtopgm first.

       If you specify no output dimensioning options, the output image is dimensioned as  if  you
       had  specified  -scale=1.0, which means aproximately 72 pixels of the input image generate
       one inch of output (if that fits the page).

       Use -imagewidth, -imageheight, -equalpixels, -width, -height, and -scale to adjust that.

	      -imageheight Tells how wide and high you want the image on  the  page,  in  inches.
	      The  aspect  ratio  of the image is preserved, so if you specify both of these, the
	      image on the page will be the largest image that will fit within the box	of  those

	      If  these dimensions are greater than the page size, you get Postscript output that
	      runs off the page.

	      You cannot use imagewidth or imageheight with -scale or -equalpixels.

	      This option causes the output image to have the same number of pixels as the  input
	      image.   So if the output device is 600 dpi and your image is 3000 pixels wide, the
	      output image would be 5 inches wide.

	      You cannot use -equalpixels with -imagewidth, -imageheight, or -scale.

       -scale tells how big you want the image on the page.  The value is the number of inches of
	      output image that you want 72 pixels of the input to generate.

	      But  pnmtops  rounds  the  number to something that is an integral number of output
	      device pixels.  E.g. if the output device is 300 dpi and	you  specify  -scale=1.0,
	      then  75	(not  72) pixels of input becomes one inch of output (4 output pixels for
	      each input pixel).  Note that the -dpi option tell pnmtops how many pixels per inch
	      the output device generates.

	      If the size so specified does not fit on the page (as measured either by the -width
	      and -height options or the default page size of 8.5 inches by 11	inches),  pnmtops
	      ignores  the  -scale  option,  issues a warning, and scales the image to fit on the

       -dpi   This option specifies the dots per inch of your output device.  The default is  300
	      dpi.   In theory PostScript is device-independent and you don't have to worry about
	      this, but in practice its raster rendering can have unsightly bands if  the  device
	      pixels and the image pixels aren't in sync.

	      Also this option is crucial to the working of the equalpixels option.

	      -height  These options specify the dimensions of the page on which the output is to
	      be printed.  This can affect the size of the output image.

	      The page size has no effect, however, when you  specify  the  -imagewidth,  -image-
	      height, or -equalpixels options.

	      These  options  may  also  affect positioning of the image on the page and even the
	      paper selected (or cut) by the printer/plotter when the output is printed.  See the
	      -nosetpage option.

	      The default is 8.5 inches by 11 inches.

       -turn  -noturn  These options control whether the image gets turned 90 degrees.	Normally,
	      if an image fits the page better when turned (e.g. the image is wider  than  it  is
	      tall, but the page is taller than it is wide), it gets turned automatically to bet-
	      ter fit the page.  If you specify the -turn option, pnmtops turns the image no mat-
	      ter what its shape; If you specify -noturn, pnmtops does not turn it no matter what
	      its shape.

       -rle   -runlength These identical options specify run-length compression.  This	may  save
	      time  if	the  host-to-printer  link is slow; but normally the printer's processing
	      time dominates, so -rle makes things slower.

	      By default, pnmtops centers the image on the output page.  You can cause pnmtops to
	      instead  put the image against the upper left corner of the page with the -nocenter
	      option.  This is useful for programs which can include PostScript files, but  can't
	      cope with pictures which are not positioned in the upper left corner.

	      For  backward  compatibility,  pnmtops  accepts  the  option -center, but it has no

	      pnmtops normally generates a "setpagedevice" directive to tell the  printer/plotter
	      what size paper to use (or cut).	The dimensions it specifies on this directive are
	      those selected or defaulted by the width and height options or defaulted.   If  you
	      don't want a "setpagedevice" directive in the output, specify -nosetpage.  This can
	      be useful if your printer chokes on this	directive,  which  has	not  always  been
	      defined  in  Postscript,	or you want to fake out the printer and print on one size
	      paper as if you're printing on another.

       pnm(5), gs(1), psidtopgm(1), pstopnm(1),  pbmtolps(1),  pbmtoepsi(1),  pbmtopsg3(1),  ppm-

       Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 by Jef Poskanzer.
       Modified November 1993 by Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, wrzl@gup.uni-linz.ac.at

					   25 May 2001				       pnmtops(1)

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