PS -> TIFF

A H Henry bspahh at midge.bath.ac.uk
Mon Feb 28 09:47:11 EST 1994


If you have access to a Unix machine, this might be of some help.
You can use Ghostscript to make a PCX file form your Postscript.
This can then be converted to a wide range of other formats via the PPM
format.    The following PPM handling utilities are installed on our
Campus server.


giftoppm (1)	- convert a GIF file into a portable pixmap
gouldtoppm (1)  - convert Gould scanner file into a portable pixmap
ilbmtoppm (1)	- convert IFF ILBM file into a portable pixmap
imgtoppm (1)	- convert an Img-whatnot file into a portable pixmap
libppm (3)	- functions to support portable pixmap programs
mtvtoppm (1)	- convert output from the MTV or PRT ray tracers into a 
		  portable pixmap
pcxtoppm (1)	- convert a PCX file into a portable pixmap
pgmtoppm (1)	- colorize a portable graymap into a portable pixmap
pi1toppm (1)	- convert an Atari Degas .pi1 into a portable pixmap
picttoppm (1)	- convert a Macintosh PICT file into a portable pixmap
pjtoppm (1)	- convert an HP PaintJet file to a portable pixmap
ppm (5)		- portable pixmap file format
ppm2tiff (1)	- create aTIFF file from a PPM image file
ppmdither (1)	- ordered dither for color images
ppmforge (1)	- fractal forgeries of clouds, planets, and starry skies
ppmhist (1)	- print a histogram of a portable pixmap
ppmmake (1)	- create a pixmap of a specified size and color
ppmpat (1)	- make a pretty pixmap
ppmquant (1)	- quantize the colors in a portable pixmap down to a 
		  specified number
ppmquantall (1)	- run ppmquant on a bunch of files all at once, so they share 
		  a common colormap
ppmrelief (1)	- run a Laplacian relief filter on a portable pixmap
ppmtoacad (1)	- convert portable pixmap to AutoCAD database or slide
ppmtogif (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into a GIF file
ppmtoicr (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into NCSA ICR format 
ppmtoilbm (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into an IFF ILBM file
ppmtopcx (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into a PCX file
ppmtopgm (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into a portable graymap
ppmtopi1 (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into an Atari Degas .pi1 file
ppmtopict (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into a Macintosh PICT file
ppmtopj (1)	- convert a portable pixmap to an HP PaintJet file
ppmtopuzz (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into an X11 "puzzle" file
ppmtorgb3 (1)	- separate a portable pixmap into three portable graymaps
ppmtosixel (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into DEC sixel format
ppmtotga (1)	- convert portable pixmap into a TrueVision Targa file
ppmtouil (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into a Motif UIL icon file
ppmtoxpm (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into an X11 pixmap
ppmtoyuv (1)	- convert a portable pixmap into an Abekas YUV file
qrttoppm (1)	- convert output from the QRT ray tracer into a portable pixmap
rawtoppm (1)	- convert raw RGB bytes into a portable pixmap
rgb3toppm (1)	- combine three portable graymaps into one portable pixmap
sldtoppm (1)	- convert an AutoCAD slide file into a portable pixmap
spctoppm (1)	- convert an Atari compressed Spectrum file into a portable 
		  pixmap
sputoppm (1)	- convert an Atari uncompressed Spectrum file into a portable 
		  pixmap
tgatoppm (1)	- convert TrueVision Targa file into a portable pixmap
ximtoppm (1)	- convert an Xim file into a portable pixmap
xpmtoppm (1)	- convert an X11 pixmap into a portable pixmap
yuvtoppm (1)	- convert Abekas YUV bytes into a portable pixmap

For instance, you could  use ...

gs -sDEVICE=pcx256 -sOutputFile=junk.pcx junk.ps
pcxtoppm junk.pcx > junk.ppm
ppmtotiff junk.ppm > junk.tiff


Andrew  Henry

School of Biology and Biochemistry
University of Bath
A.H.Henry at bath.ac.uk




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