image - Translate LaTeX documents to GIF images.
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.
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
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.
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
http://hevea.inria.fr. 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 <email@example.com> from
the HeVeA documentation for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
used by others).