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latex2png — manual page for latex2png 1.1


latex2png -- Convert a LaTeX file to a PNG image

USAGE: latex2png [-d density] [-h] [-k] [-c] [-g] [-m] [-H home dir] file[.tex|.eps]

The latex2png command converts a LaTeX file into a PNG image.  The first page is translated into an image at the specified resolution.   latex2png can also be used to convert encapsulated postscript (EPS) files to PNG images.  


-c produce color image

-d density

density is  the number of dots per inch to use in the created image (default 144 dpi)

-g produce gray images

-h help
-H home_dir

home_dir is a directory to be included in search path (default is directory that contains the LaTeX file).  This is used to create PNG images in another directory (e.g., /tmp) and still allow LaTeX to find files that it needs to include.

-k keep intermediate files (for debugging)
-m produce monochrome (black and white) image


-v version


latex2png -d 144 /tmp/file

#create /tmp/file.png at 144 dpi

latex2png file.eps

#create file.png

latex2png file.tex

#create file.png via latex

latex2png -H . /tmp/file

#search the cwd for image files

See Also

latex2png is a part of latex2rtf and has a special mode to assist in finding the baseline of a latex equation.  Documentation for latex2rtf may be found in, the PDF file latex2rtf.pdf or the HTML file latex2rtf.html which are made from the TeXInfo source file latex2rtf.texi.


October 2012 latex2png 1.90 User