iperender - Man Page

Export Ipe document as bitmap or SVG


iperender ( -png | -eps | -pdf | -svg )  [ -page page ]  [ -view view ] [ -resolution dpi ] [ -transparent ] [ -nocrop ]  input-file output-file


iperender exports an Ipe document as a PNG bitmap, as a figure in Encapsulated Postscript (EPS), in PDF, or in SVG format. Options are:


export as a PNG image


export as an EPS figure


export as a PDF figure


export as an SVG figure

-page page

export this page from a multipage document.

-view view

export this view from a page with multiple views.

-resolution dpi

set resolution for exporting to PNG.


make background transparent when exporting to PNG.


do not crop the page to the bounding box of the objects.

Environment Variables

iperender respects the following environment variables:


the directory where ipetoipe runs Pdflatex.


the directory containing pdflatex and xelatex.  If not set, they are searched for on the path.


set this to 1 for debugging output from iperender.


Otfried Cheong

Reporting Bugs

Please report bugs using Ipe bugzilla at http://ipe.otfried.org/bugzilla.html

See Also

Ipe is documented fully in The Ipe Manual, which is available online at http://ipe.otfried.org/manual/manual.html .


June 27, 2009