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tiff2ps - convert a TIFF image to tm
tiff2ps [ options ] input.tif ...
tiff2ps reads TIFF images and writes or Encapsulated
(EPS) on the standard output. By default, tiff2ps writes
Encapsulated for the first image in the specified TIFF
By default, tiff2ps will generate 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 dimen-
sions. The -w and -h options (see below) can be used to
set the dimensions of the printed area in inches; overrid-
ing any relevant TIFF tags.
The generated for RGB, palette, and CMYK images uses the
colorimage operator. The generated for greyscale and
bilevel images uses the image operator. When the colorim-
age operator is used, code to emulate this operator on
older printers is also generated. Note that this emula-
tion code can be very slow.
Color images with associated alpha data are composited
over a white background.
-1 Generate Level 1 (the default).
-2 Generate Level 2.
-3 Generate Level 3. It basically allows one to use
the /flateDecode filter for ZIP compressed TIFF
-a Generate output for all IFDs (pages) in the input
-b Specify the bottom margin for the output (in
inches). This does not affect the height of the
-c Center the image in the output. This option only
shows an effect if both the -w and the -h option
-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.
-e Force the generation of Encapsulated (implies -z).
-h Specify the vertical size of the printed area (in
-H Specify the maximum height of image (in inches).
Images with larger sizes will be split in several
pages. Option -L may be used for specifying size of
split images overlapping.
-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 enabled.
-L Specify the size of overlapping for split images
(in inches). Used in conjunction with -H option.
-l Specify the left margin for the output (in inches).
This does not affect the width of the printed
-m Where possible render using the imagemask
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) .
-r Rotate image by 180 degrees.
-s Generate output for a single IFD (page) in the
-w Specify the horizontal size of the printed area (in
-x Override resolution units specified in the TIFF as
-y Override resolution units specified in the TIFF as
-z When generating Level 2, 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 behavior. When
Level 1 is generated, data is imaged to the entire
printed page and this option has no affect.
The following generates Level 2 for all pages of a fac-
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 for a the image at directory 2
of an image use:
tiff2ps -d 1 foo.tif
(notice that directories are numbered starting at zero.)
If you have a long image, it may be split in several
tiff2ps -h11 -w8.5 -H14 -L.5 foo.tif > foo.ps
The page size is set to 8.5x11 by -w and -h options. We
will accept a small amount of vertical compression, so -H
set to 14. Any pages between 11 and 14 inches will be fit
onto one page. Pages longer than 14 inches are cut off at
11 and continued on the next page. The -L.5 option says to
repeat a half inch on the next page (to improve readabil-
Because does not support the notion of a colormap, 8-bit
palette images produce 24-bit images. This conversion
results in output that is six times bigger than the origi-
nal 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
pal2rgb(1), tiffinfo(1), tiffcp(1), tiffgt(1), tiffme-
dian(1), tiff2bw(1), tiffsv(1), libtiff(3)
Libtiff library home page: http://www.remotesens-
libtiff November 2, 2005 TIFF2PS(1)