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pbmtoepsi - convert a PBM image to an encapsulated PostScript style
pbmtoepsi [-dpi=N[xN]] [-bbonly] [pbmfile]
All options can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix. You
may use two hyphens instead of one. You may separate an option name
and its value with white space instead of an equals sign.
This program is part of Netpbm(1).
Reads a PBM image as input. Produces an encapsulated Postscript style
bitmap as output. The output is not a stand alone postscript file, it
is only a preview bitmap, which can be included in an encapsulated
pbmtoepsi assumes the PBM input describes a whole output page, with one
pixel on the page corresponding to one PBM pixel. It detects white
borders in the image and generates Postscript output that contains a
Bounding Box statement to describe the location of the principal image
(the image excluding the white borders) on the page and thus does not
include the borders in the raster part of the Postscript output.
There is no epsitopbm tool - this transformation is one way.
This option specifies the resolution in dots per inch of the
ultimate output device. You must specify this because the
Bounding Box statement defines the bounding box in absolute
distances, not in pixels. pbmtoepsi assumes in
calculating the bounding box that each PBM pixel will
dot on the output device, and applies your dpi
specification to calculate the size and location on the
the bounding box.
If you specify NxN, the first number is the
horizontal resolution and the second number is the vertical
resolution. If you specify just a single number N, that is
resolution in both directions.
The default is 72 dots per inch in both directions.
This option was new In Netpbm 10.3 (June 2002). Before that,
pbmtoepsi always assumed 72 dots per inch in both direc-
Only create a boundary box, don’t fill it with the image.
pbm(1), pnmtops(1), pstopnm(1), psidtopgm(1), pbmtolps(1),
Postscript language documentation
Copyright (C) 1988 Jef Poskanzer, modified by Doug Crabill 1992
netpbm documentation June 2002 Pbmtoepsi User Manual(0)
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