postscript -> GIF converter for UNIX

Keith James kdj at fes6.sanger.ac.uk
Tue May 4 03:36:51 EST 1999

>>>>> "Carla" == Carla Kuiken <kuiken at lanl.gov> writes:

    Carla> Does anyone know of a commandline postscript-to-GIF
    Carla> converter for UNIX that gives decent results? We use
    Carla> program called 'convert' at the moment, but the quality of
    Carla> the resulting GIFs is variable and sometimes truly
    Carla> atrocious.

If you have Ghostscript and ppmtogif, you can do:

gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=ppm -sOutputFile=image.ppm image.ps

(you can change the resolution etc with other switches)


ppmtogif image.ppm > image.gif


Keith James  --  kdj at sanger.ac.uk  --  http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Users/kdj
The Sanger Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambs CB10 1SA

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