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Is there a utility to convert postscript files to tiff

Vinay Gupta
Occasional Visitor

Is there a utility to convert postscript files to tiff

I am looking for a unix utility to convert postscript files to tiff files.

We have HPUX10.20 on HP9000.

Is there a similar utility for PCL files too.

I have heard there is something like "print to tiff" and even reverse.

If this utility is there, do you have to buy it or is free?

Any help would be great.

thanks

Vinay
6 REPLIES
Sanjay_6
Honored Contributor

Re: Is there a utility to convert postscript files to tiff

Hi Vinay,

Have a look at this site.

http://www.handmade.com/

http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~luc/PSto.html

Hope this helps.

thanks
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Is there a utility to convert postscript files to tiff

Hi:

I have used a product called Image Alchemy PS for quiote a while and it works well. It will convert almost anything to anything. The price is $595 for HP-UX and $395 for Windows.

http://www.handmadesw.com/

Regards, Clay
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
linuxfan
Honored Contributor

Re: Is there a utility to convert postscript files to tiff

Hi Vinay,


I haven't used this, but the site
http://konvertor.free.fr/
has some free tools to do the conversion between different formats.

-HTH
Ramesh
They think they know but don't. At least I know I don't know - Socrates
Andreas Voss
Honored Contributor

Re: Is there a utility to convert postscript files to tiff

Hi,

with ImageMagic you can convert various formats including postscript and tiff.
You can get it from the porting archive at:

http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/X11/Viewers/ImageMagick-5.3.6/

You have to install all the dependencies too.
Withing ImageMagic there is a tool at

/opt/ImageMagic/bin/convert

which will do the things you want.

Regards
Santosh Nair_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Is there a utility to convert postscript files to tiff

How about Netpbm...it would be a two step process, i.e. convert from PS to pbm and then from pbm to tiff, pcl, etc., but its been around for a long time and it does work:

http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/netpbm.html

-Santosh
Life is what's happening while you're busy making other plans
Rita C Workman
Honored Contributor

Re: Is there a utility to convert postscript files to tiff

There is also Ghostscript for converting file formats. We use it here and it works for us. Sometimes if there is not a direct conversion, we find we can do it two steps..
The other thing.....it's free www.ghostscript.com

Regards,
Rita