epstopdf man page

epstopdf, repstopdf — convert an EPS file to PDF

Synopsis

epstopdf [options] [epsfile]

Description

By default, epstopdf converts the input PostScript file to PDF, using Ghostscript.

Epstopdf transforms the Encapsulated PostScript file epsfile (or standard input) so that it is guaranteed to start at the 0,0 coordinate, and it sets a page size exactly corresponding to the BoundingBox. Thus, the result needs no cropping, and the PDF MediaBox is correct.

PJL commands at the start of a file are removed. DOS EPS binary files (TN 5002) are supported.

If the bounding box in the input is incorrect, of course there will be resulting problems.

Options

Options may start with either "-" or "--", and may be unambiguously abbreviated. It is best to use the full option name in scripts to avoid possible collisions with new options in the future.

General script options:

--help
display help message and exit
--version
display version information and exit
--outfile=file
write result to file. If this option is not given, and --nogs or --filter is specified, write to standard output; otherwise, the default is to construct the output file name by replacing any extension in the input file with `.pdf'.
--[no]debug
write debugging info (default: false).
--[no]exact
scan ExactBoundingBox (default: false).
--[no]filter
read standard input and (unless --outfile is given) write standard output (default: false).
--[no]gs
run Ghostscript (default: true). With --nogs, output (to standard output by default) the PostScript that would normally be converted; that is, the input PostScript as modified by epstopdf.
--[no]hires
scan HiresBoundingBox (default: false).
--restricted=val
turn on restricted mode (default: [true for repstopdf, else false]); this forbids the use of --gscmd and other options and imposes restrictions on the input and output file names according to the values of openin_any and openout_any (see the Web2c manual, http://tug.org/web2c).

Options for Ghostscript (more info below):

--gscmd=val
pipe output to val (default: [gswin32c on Windows, else gs])
--gsopt=val
include val as one argument in the gs command (can be repeated).
--gsopts=val
split val at whitespace and include each resulting word as an argument in the gs command (can be repeated).
--autorotate=val
set AutoRotatePages (default: None); recognized val choices: None, All, PageByPage. For EPS files, PageByPage is equivalent to All.
--[no]compress
use compression in the output (default: true).
--device=dev
use -sDEVICE=dev (default: pdfwrite); not allowed in restricted mode.
--[no]embed
embed fonts (default: true).
--[no]gray
grayscale output (default: false).
--pdfsettings=val
use -dPDFSETTINGS=/val (default is `prepress' if --embed, else empty); recognized val choices: screen, ebook, printer, repress, default.
--[no]quiet
use -q, a.k.a. -dQUIET (default: false).
--res=dpi, dpixdpi
set image resolution (default: [use gs default]); ignored if --debug is set.
--[no]safer
use -d(NO)QUIET (default: true).

In addition to the specific options above, additional options to be used with gs can be specified with either or both of the two cumulative options --gsopts and --gsopt.

--gsopts
takes a single string of options, which is split at whitespace, each resulting word then added to the gs command line individually.
--gsopt
adds its argument as a single option to the gs command line. It can be used multiple times to specify options separately, and is necessary if an option or its value contains whitespace.

In restricted mode, options are limited to those with names and values known to be safe. Some options taking booleans, integers or fixed names are allowed, those taking general strings are not.

Examples

These examples all equivalently convert `test.eps' to `test.pdf':

epstopdf test.eps
cat test.eps | epstopdf --filter >test.pdf
cat test.eps | epstopdf -f -o=test.pdf

Example for using HiResBoundingBox instead of BoundingBox:

epstopdf --hires test.eps

Example for epstopdf's attempt at correcting PostScript:

$program --nogs test.ps >testcorr.ps

In all cases, you can add --debug (-d) to see more about what epstopdf is doing.

Bugs

The case of "%%BoundingBox: (atend)" when input is not seekable (e.g., from a pipe) is not supported.

Report bugs in the program or this man page to tex-k@tug.org. When reporting bugs, please include an input file and the command line options specified, so the problem can be reproduced.

See Also

gs(1), pdfcrop(1).

The epstopdf LaTeX package, part of the oberdiek bundle, which automates running this script on the fly under TeX: http://ctan.org/pkg/epstopdf-pkg.

Author

Originally written by Sebastian Rahtz, for Elsevier Science, with subsequent contributions from Thomas Esser, Gerben Wierda, Heiko Oberdiek, and many others. Currently maintained by Karl Berry.

Man page originally written by Jim Van Zandt.

epstopdf home page: http://tug.org/epstopdf.

You may freely use, modify and/or distribute this file.

Referenced By

e2pall(1), gpg-key2latex(1), mpost(1), pdftex(1), purifyeps(1).

repstopdf(1) is an alias of epstopdf(1).

28 May 2016