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Created: 1 August 2003
escp2topbm - convert an ESC/P2 printer file to a PBM image
This program is part of Netpbm(1).
escp2topbm reads an ESC/P2 printer control stream as input. It pro-
duces a PBM image as output.
escp2topbm filters the raster graphic content from an Epson ESC/P2
printer control stream and writes the image it would print as a stan-
dard (raw) PBM image.
The input is from the file named by the printfile argument, or from
Standard Input if you don’t specify printfile. The output is to Stan-
escp2topbm understands compression modes 0 (uncompressed) and 1 (RLE
compressed) in the Epson input stream.
As escp2topbm is a simple program, created mainly to test pbmtoescp2,
there are some restrictions:
· escp2topbm looks only at "ESC." sequences and ignores all data
outside these Escape sequences.
· escp2topbm assumes that only one raster graphic is in the
printer stream. If this isn’t true, the result is garbage.
· escp2topbm assumes that all "ESC." sequences use the same width
value. If this isn’t true, the result is garbage.
Copyright (C) 2003 by Ulrich Walcher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
escp2topbm was added to Netpbm in Release 10.18 (August 2003); it was
created around the same time.
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