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latex2png: manual page for latex2png 1.1


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
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
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


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.