bbox (1) - Linux Man Pages
bbox: prints out the bounding box of a rawppm or rawpbm image
bbox - prints out the bounding box of a rawppm or rawpbm image
bbox [ -l ] [ -r ] [ -h ] [ -V ] [ rawpbmfile ]
bbox reads a rawppm or rawpbm file and prints out the bounding box of the image (as postscript comment and in postscript points, i.e. 1/72dpi) as well as the high resolution bounding box. Input is read from standard input if no filename is specified. Example output:
%%BoundingBox: 12 253 829 837 %%HiResBoundingBox: 12.500000 253.000000 828.500000 837.00000
- -h | --help
- Show summary of options.
- Show version of program.
- resolution of picture in dpi
- loose bounding box (integer bounding box is expanded by 1 point, hires bounding box is expanded by 0.5 points)
Special thanks goes to Michael Sharpe from UCSD who suggested a lot of improvements for bbox to become more precise and robust, especially for small drawings.
An earlier version of this manual page was originally written by Rafael Laboissiere <rafael [at] debian.org> for the Debian system. Thank you Rafael! Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.
Though the code is quite small and the probability for bugs is now small, there may be some left somewhere between the lines. In case you find one, please send a short description with bbox version number to <roland [at] bless.de> (please allow some time to reply).