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Escp2topbm User Manual(0)						Escp2topbm User Manual(0)

Created: 1 August 2003 escp2topbm - convert an ESC/P2 printer file to a PBM image

       escp2topbm [printfile]

       This program is part of Netpbm(1)

       escp2topbm  reads  an  ESC/P2 printer control stream as input.  It produces a PBM image as

       escp2topbm filters the raster graphic content from an Epson ESC/P2 printer control  stream
       and writes the image it would print as a standard (raw) PBM image.

       The  input is from the file named by the printfile argument, or from Standard Input if you
       don't specify printfile.  The output is to Standard Output.

       escp2topbm understands compression modes 0 (uncompressed) and 1 (RLE  compressed)  in  the
       Epson input stream.


       As  escp2topbm  is  a  simple  program,	created mainly to test pbmtoescp2, there are some

       o      escp2topbm looks only at "ESC." sequences and ignores all data outside these Escape

       o      escp2topbm  assumes that only one raster graphic is in the printer stream.  If this
	      isn't true, the result is garbage.

       o      escp2topbm assumes that all "ESC."  sequences use the same width	value.	 If  this
	      isn't true, the result is garbage.

       pbmtoescp2(1) , pbm(5)

       Copyright (C) 2003 by Ulrich Walcher (u.walcher@gmx.de).

       escp2topbm  was	added to Netpbm in Release 10.18 (August 2003); it was created around the
       same time.

netpbm documentation							Escp2topbm User Manual(0)
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