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TIFF2PS(1)			     General Commands Manual			       TIFF2PS(1)

       tiff2ps - convert a TIFF image to POSTSCRIPTtm

       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  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 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.

       -1     Generate POSTSCRIPT Level I (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.  (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.

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

       -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

       -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.

       -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 it does not image into
	      the deadzone on a page (the outer margin that the  printing  device  is  unable  to
	      mark).   This  option suppresses this behaviour.	When POSTSCRIPT Level I is gener-
	      ated, data is imaged to the entire printed page and this option has no affect.

       The following generates POSTSCRIPT Level II for all pages of a facsimile:
	      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.)

       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.
       Matters are even worse for 4-, 2-, and 1-bit palette images.

       Does not handle tiled images when generating PS Level I output.

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

					 January 27, 1997			       TIFF2PS(1)

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