TIFF2PS(1)               USER COMMANDS                 TIFF2PS(1)

     tiff2ps - convert a TIFF image to PostScript

     tiff2ps [ options ] input.tif

     tiff2ps reads a TIFF image and writes PostScript or Encapsu-
     lated  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  PostScript  printers  is  also  gen-
     erated.  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  direc-
          tory 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

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

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TIFF2PS(1)               USER COMMANDS                 TIFF2PS(1)

     -p   Force the generation of (non-Encapsulated) PostScript.

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

     -w   Specify the horizontal size of  the  printed  area  (in

     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 gen-
     erated 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  color-
     map,  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 use PostScript Level II support for printing  color
     images (only bilevel and greyscale images).  Does not handle
     tiled images.

     pal2rgb(1),   tiffinfo(1),   tiffcp(1),   tiffgt(1),   tiff-
     median(1), tiff2bw(1), tiffsv(1), libtiff(3)

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