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       image - Translate LaTeX documents to GIF images.


       imagen <base>


       This  manual  page  documents  briefly the imagen command.  This manual
       page was written for the  Debian  GNU/Linux  distribution  because  the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       imagen  is  a simple shell script that translates a LaTeX document into
       many images. Please consult the hevea manual for explanation how to use
       imagen in conjunction with hevea.

       The   Debian   version   of  HeVeA  differs  from  the  original  HeVeA
       distribution in that pictures are  by  default  generated  in  the  png
       format  instead  of  gif.  To  regain the original behavior you have to
       modify your LaTeX input (see hevea (1)) and invoke imagen with the -gif


       A summary of options are included below.

       -png   Produce images in the png format. On a Debian system this is the

       -gif   Produce images in gif format instead of png.

       -pnm   Produce images in pnm format.

       -mag nnnn,
              Change the enlarging ratio that is applied while translating DVI
              into  Postscript.  More  precisely,  dvips  is  run  with -xnnnn
              option. Default value for this ration is 1414, this means  that,
              by  default, imagen magnifies LaTeX output by a factor of 1.414.

       -t arg Pass option -t arg to dvips. For instance, using -t a3 may  help
              when images are truncated on the right.

       -pdf   Have imagen call pdflatex instead of latex

       -extra command,
              Insert  command  as an additional stage in imagen ppm to png/gif
              production chain. command is a Unix filter that  expects  a  ppm
              image  in  its  standard  input  and  outputs a ppm image on its
              standard output. A sensible choice for command  is  one  command
              from the netpbm package or several such commands piped together.

       -quant number
              Add an  extra  color  quantization  step  in  imagen  ppm  image
              production  chain,  where number is the maximal number of colors
              in the produced images. This option may be needed in response of
              a  failure  in  the  image production chain. It can also help in
              limiting image files size.


       hevea(1), latex(1), gs(1), dvips(1), ppmtopng(1), ppmtogif(1)

       The HeVeA documentation can be found  on the HeVeA home page  On a Debian system it can also be accessed  at
       /usr/share/doc/hevea-doc/html, provided the package hevea-doc (from the
       non-free section) is installed.


       Imagen   is    part    of    HeVeA,    written    by    Luc    Maranget

       This manual page was compiled by Ralf Treinen <> from
       the HeVeA documentation for the Debian GNU/Linux  system  (but  may  be
       used by others).