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NAME ^

eps2png - convert EPS files to PNG, JPG or GIF images

SYNOPSIS ^

    eps2png [ options ] files ...
    eps2gif [ options ] files ...
    eps2jpg [ options ] files ...

DESCRIPTION ^

Converts files from EPS format (Encapsulated PostScript) to some popular image formats.

If installed as eps2png (the default), it produces PNG images by default. Likewise, eps2gif defaults to GIF images and eps2jpg defaults to JPG. Note that the normal installation procedure will only install eps2png.

It uses GhostScript to produce the images. Since modern GhostScript programs do not support GIF anymore, GIF images are produced via the Portable PixMap converters (PBM-package). In this case, a temporary file is created, named after the output file, with the extension replaced by ".ppm". It is deleted upon completion.

ARGUMENTS ^

eps2png always requires at least one argument: the name of the EPS file to be converted. It is possible to specify more than one file name. This will cause all named files to be converted into separate files, e.g., "sample.eps" will be converted to "sample.png" and so on.

-png -pngmono -pnggray -png16 -png256 -png16m -pngalpha

Each of these options will instruct Ghostscript to use the corresponding bitmap generator, and supply a .png default extension for output files.

-jpg -jpggray -jpeg -jpeggray

Same, but with a .jpg default extension for output files.

-gif -gifmono

Same, but with a .gif default extension for output files.

Note: Since modern Ghostscript versions no longer support the GIF format due to copyright restrictions, eps2png will request Ghostscript to produce a Portable Bitmap File (.ppm or .pbm) instead and run the ppmtogif converter to produce the actual GIF file.

-mono

This option will select monochrome (BW or gray) output. It forces the Ghostscript driver to pngmono, jpeggray, pbm, or gifmono.

-nomono

Produces colour images. This is the default.

-width NN

The desired width of the output image.

If -height is not specified, the image will be scaled proportionally.

-height NN

The desired height of the output image.

If -width is not specified, the image will be scaled proportionally.

-resolution NN

Specifies the resolution for the output image. This is the width, in pixels, of the bitmap image for an EPS image of one inch wide (72 PostScript points).

Note that for best results, use the -width and -height options instead.

Default value is 82, which causes the converted image to be of more or less the same size as the EPS image. On my screen, that is.

-scale NN

Specify a scaling factor. This may be a fractional number.

For a one-inch EPS image, the resultant bitmap image will be scale times resolution.

Note that for best results, use the -width and -height options instead.

-antialias NN

Sets the antialiasing depth. NN must be 0 (no antialiasing), 1, 2, 4, or 8. Default value is 4.

-noantialias

Sets the antialiasing depth to 0.

-pbm

Forces GIF conversion through the PBM converters.

-nopbm

Forces GIF conversion through Ghostscript.

-output XXX

Stores the output in this file. Only one input file may be supplied if this option is specified.

-help

Prints a help message and exits.

-ident

Prints the program version before doing anything else.

-verbose

Provides more verbose information.

AUTHOR ^

Johan Vromans, <jvromans@squirrel.nl>.

BUGS ^

GhostScript and, if required, the PBM package, need to be installed and accessible through the user's PATH.

GhostScript is assumed to be capable of handling all the image types listed above.

The EPS should be well-behaving.

COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMER ^

This program is Copyright 1994,2008 by Johan Vromans. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Perl Artistic License or the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

If you do not have a copy of the GNU General Public License write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

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