pbmtextps



Pbmtextps User Manual(0)                              Pbmtextps User Manual(0)




NAME

       pbmtextps - render text into a PBM image using a postscript interpreter



SYNOPSIS

       pbmtextps [-font fontname] [-fontsize  fontsize]  [-resolution  resolu-
       tion] [-stroke strokesize] text



DESCRIPTION

       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       pbmtextps takes a single line of text from the command line and renders
       it into a PBM image.

       The image is cropped at the top and the right.  It is  not  cropped  at
       the  left  or bottom so that the text begins at the same position rela-
       tive to the origin.  You can use pnmcrop to crop it all the way.



OPTIONS

       -font  By default, pbmtextps uses TimesRoman.

              You can specify the font to use with the -font option.  This  is
              the name of any valid postscript font which is installed on your
              system.


       -fontsize
              Size of font in points.  See the -resolution option for informa-
              tion on how to interpret this size.

              Default is 24 points.


       -resolution
              Resolution  in dots per inch of distance measurements pertaining
              to generation of the image.  PBM images don’t have any  inherent
              resolution, so a distance such as "1 inch" doesn’t mean anything
              unless you separately specify  what  resolution  you’re  talking
              about.  That’s what this option does.

              In  particular,  the  meaning  of the font size is determined by
              this resolution.  If the font size is 24 points and the  resolu-
              tion is 150 dpi, then the font size is 50 pixels.

              Default is 150 dpi.


       -stroke
              Width  of  line  to  use  for  stroke font.  There is no default
              stroke width because the letters are solid by default.




USAGE

       You can generate antialiased text by using a larger resolution than the
       default and scaling the image down using pamscale.

       See the manual for the similar pbmtext for more advice on usage.



HISTORY

       pbmtextps was added to Netpbm in Release 10.0 (June 2002).




SEE ALSO

       pbmtext(1),  pamcut(1),  pnmcrop(1),  pamcomp(1),  ppmchange(1), pnmro-
       tate(1), pamscale(1), ppmlabel(1), pbm(1)



AUTHOR

       Copyright (C) 2002 by James McCann



netpbm documentation            7 October 2003        Pbmtextps User Manual(0)

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