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TIFF2PDF(1)		    General Commands Manual		   TIFF2PDF(1)

       tiff2pdf	- convert a TIFF image to a PDF	document

       tiff2pdf	[ options ] input.tiff

       tiff2pdf	 opens a TIFF image and	writes a PDF document to standard out-

       The program converts one	TIFF file to one PDF file, including  multiple
       page  TIFF  files,  tiled  TIFF	files, black and white.	grayscale, and
       color TIFF files	that contain data of TIFF photometric  interpretations
       of  bilevel,  grayscale,	RGB, YCbCr, CMYK separation, and ICC L*a*b* as
       supported by libtiff and	PDF.

       If you have multiple TIFF files to convert into one PDF file  then  use
       tiffcp  or  other program to concatenate	the files into a multiple page
       TIFF file.  If the input	TIFF file is of	huge dimensions	(greater  than
       10000  pixels  height or	width) convert the input image to a tiled TIFF
       if it is	not already.

       The standard output is standard output.	Set the	output file name  with
       the -o output.pdf option.

       All  black  and white files are compressed into a single	strip CCITT G4
       Fax compressed PDF, unless tiled, where tiled black  and	 white	images
       are  compressed	into  tiled CCITT G4 Fax compressed PDF, libtiff CCITT
       support is assumed.

       Color and grayscale data	can be compressed using	either	JPEG  compres-
       sion, ITU-T T.81, or Zip/Deflate	LZ77 compression.  Set the compression
       type using the -j or -z options.	  JPEG	compression  support  requires
       that  libtiff be	configured with	JPEG support, and Zip/Deflate compres-
       sion support requires that libtiff be configured	with Zip  support,  in
       tiffconf.h.  Use	only one or the	other of -j and	-z.

       If  the input TIFF contains single strip	CCITT G4 Fax compressed	infor-
       mation, then that is written to the PDF file without  transcoding,  un-
       less  the  options of no	compression and	no passthrough are set,	-d and

       If the input TIFF contains JPEG or single strip Zip/Deflate  compressed
       information,  and  they are configured, then that is written to the PDF
       file without transcoding, unless	the options of no compression  and  no
       passthrough are set.

       The default page	size upon which	the TIFF image is placed is determined
       by the resolution and extent of the image data.	Default	values for the
       TIFF image resolution can be set	using the -x and -y options.  The page
       size can	be set using the -p option for paper size, or -w  and  -l  for
       paper width and length, then each page of the TIFF image	is centered on
       its page.  The distance unit for	default	resolution and page width  and
       length can be set by the	-u option, the default unit is inch.

       Various	items  of  the output document information can be set with the
       -e, -c, -a, -t, -s, and -k options.  Setting the	argument of the	option
       to  "" for these	tags causes the	relevant document information field to
       be not written.	Some of	the document information values	otherwise  get
       their information from the input	TIFF image, the	software, author, doc-
       ument name, and image description.

       The Portable Document Format  (PDF)  specification  is  copyrighted  by
       Adobe Systems, Incorporated.

       -o output-file
	      Set the output to	go to file.  output-file

       -j     Compress with JPEG (requires libjpeg configured with libtiff).

       -z     Compress	 with	Zip/Deflate  (requires	zlib  configured  with

       -q quality
	      Set the compression quality, 1-100 for JPEG.

       -n     Do not allow data	to be converted	without	uncompressing, no com-
	      pressed data passthrough.

       -b     Set PDF ``Interpolate'' user preference.

       -d     Do not compress (decompress).

       -i     Invert colors.

       -p paper-size
	      Set paper	size, e.g., letter, legal, A4.

       -F     Cause the	tiff to	fill the PDF page.

       -u [i|m]
	      Set distance unit, i for inch, m for centimeter.

       -w width
	      Set width	in units.

       -l length
	      Set length in units.

       -x xres
	      Set x/width resolution default.

       -y yres
	      Set y/length resolution default.

       -r [d|o]
	      Set  d  for  resolution default for images without resolution, o
	      for resolution override for all images.

       -f     Set PDF ``Fit Window'' user preference.

	      Set  document  information  date,	 overrides  image  or  current
	      date/time	default, YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.

       -c creator
	      Set  document  information creator, overrides image software de-

       -a author
	      Set document information author, overrides image artist default.

       -t title
	      Set document information title, overrides	 image	document  name

       -s subject
	      Set document information subject,	overrides image	image descrip-
	      tion default.

       -k keywords
	      Set document information keywords.

       -m size
	      Set memory allocation limit (in MiB). Default is 256MiB. Set  to
	      0	to disable the limit.

       -h     List usage reminder to stderr and	exit.

       The  following  example	would  generate	 the  file output.pdf from in-
	      tiff2pdf -o output.pdf input.tiff

       The following example would generate PDF	 output	 from  input.tiff  and
       write it	to standard output.
	      tiff2pdf input.tiff

       The  following  example	would  generate	 the  file output.pdf from in-
       put.tiff, putting the image pages on a letter sized  page,  compressing
       the output with JPEG, with JPEG quality 75, setting the title to	``Doc-
       ument'',	and setting the	``Fit Window'' option.
	      tiff2pdf -p letter -j -q 75 -t "Document"	-f -o output.pdf input.tiff

       Please report bugs via the web interface	at

       libtiff(3), tiffcp(1), tiff2ps(1)

       Libtiff library home page:

libtiff				April 20, 2006			   TIFF2PDF(1)


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