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       gif2epsn  -  A  program to dump images saved as GIF files on Epson type


       gif2epsn [-q] [-d dither] [-t bw] [-m map] [-i] [-n] [-p printer]  [-h]

       If  no  gif-file  is  given,  Gif2Epsn will try to read a GIF file from




               Quiet mode.  Default off on  MSDOS,  on  under  UNIX.  Controls
              printout of running scan lines. Use -q- to invert.

       [-d dither]

               Sets size of dithering matrix, where DitherSize can be 2,3 or 4
              only (for 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4 dithering matrices).  Default  is  2.
              Note  image  will  be displayed in this mode only if the mapping
              option (see -m) selected this mode.

       [-t bw]

               Sets  threshold  level  for  B&W  mapping  in  percent.    This
              threshold  level  is  used in the different mappings as selected
              via -m.  Default is 19%.

       [-m map]

               Select method to map colors to B&W.  Mapping can be:

       0       Every none background color  is  considered  foreground  (white
              color but is drawn as black by printer, unless -i is specified).

       1       If 0.3 * RED  0.59 * GREEN  0.11 * YELLOW >  BW  the  pixel  is
              considered white color.

       2       Colors are mapped as in 1, and use dithering of size as defined
              using -d option.  BWthreshold is used here as scaler.

              The default is option 0.

               Invert the image, i.e.  black -> white, white -> black.

               Nicer image.  Uses double-density  feature  of  Epson  printer.
              This  takes  more  time (and kills your ink cartridge faster...)
              but results are usually better.

       [-p printer]

               Under Unix, output goes to stdout by default;  under  DOS,  the
              default  is  LPT1:.  With this switch you can specify the output

               print one line of command line help, similar to Usage above.


       The output has an aspect ratio of 1, so a square image will  be  square
       in hardcopy as well.

       The  widest  image  can be printed is 640 pixels, on 8 inch paper.  You
       probably will need to flip wider images, if height is less  than  that:
       ‘<a  href="gifflip.html">gifflip  -r x29.gif | gif2epsn’.  Wider images
       will be clipped.


       Gershon Elber

       Man page created by T.Gridel <>, originally  written  by
       Eric S. Raymond <>

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