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DJVUDIGITAL

DJVUDIGITAL

Section: DjVuLibre-3.5 (1) Updated: 1/31/2004
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NAME

djvudigital - creates DjVu files from PS or PDF files.

 

SYNOPSIS

djvudigital [options] inputfile [outputfile]

 

DESCRIPTION

This program creates a DjVu file from the PostScript (.ps), GZipped PostScript (.ps.gz), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps), or Portable Document Format (.pdf) file inputfile.

The output file name is either given by argument outputfile or generated by replacing the input file name suffixes by the DjVu suffix (.djvu).

 

PREREQUISITES

This program depends on a specific GhostScript driver. If your GhostScript program does not provide this driver, please check http://djvu.sourceforge.net/gsdjvu.html.

 

OPTIONS

--verbose, -v
Displays more informational messages while converting the file.
--quiet, -q
Do not display informational messages while converting the file.
--dpi=resolution
Specify the desired resolution to resolution dots per inch. The default is 600 dpi.
--psrotate=angle
Rotate the PostScript file by angle degrees clockwise. Only the values 0, 90, 180, and 270 are supported. This option only applies to PostScript files. PDF files are always converted according to their native orientation.
--epsf=disposition
Specify how to handle Encapsulated PostScript files. Argument disposition can take the values crop, fit, and ignore. The default disposition crop creates a DjVu file whose size matches the bounding box of the Encapsulated PostScript file. Value fit rescales the graphics to the default page size. Value ignore disables all Encapsulated PostScript specific code. This option requires Ghostscript 7.07 or better.
--exact-color
Enables a more accurate rendering of the colors. This option requires GhostScript 6.52 or better.
--threshold=thres
Specify a threshold for the foreground/background separation code. Acceptable values of thres range from 0 to 100. Larger values place more information into the foreground layer. The default threshold value is 80.
--bg-subsample=sub
Specify the background subsampling ratio. Argument sub must be an integer between 1 and 6. The default value is 3.
--bg-slices=n+...+n
Specify the encoding quality of the background layer. The syntax for the argument is similar to that described for the -slice option of command c44. The default is 72+11+10+10.
--fg-colors=ncolors
Specify the maximum number of distinct colors in the foreground layer. Argument ncolors can take integer values between 1 and 4000. The default value is 256.
--fg-image-colors=ncolors
Specify the maximum number of distinct colors in an image for considering encoding it into the foreground layer. Argument ncolors can take integer values between 1 and 4000. The default value is 256.
--words
Extract the text from the PostScript code and incorporates this information into the DjVu file. This option records the location of every word.
--lines
Extract the text from the PostScript code and incorporates this information into the DjVu file. This option saves a few bytes by only recording the location of each line.
--gsarg=arg1[,arg2,...,argN]
Insert extra arguments on the GhostScript command line.
--cseparg=arg1[,arg2,...,argN]
Insert extra arguments on the command line of program csepdjvu or msepdjvu.
--sepfile
Produces a separated data file instead of a DjVu file. Program csepdjvu can then convert the separated data file into a DjVu file.
--check
Display the names of the two auxiliary programs found by djvudigital, namely a suitable ghostscript interpreter and a suitable backend encoder. See the next two section for details.
--dryrun
Simply display the ghostscript command line generated by djvudigital without running it. No output file is produced
--help
Display the manual page for djvudigital.

 

GHOSTSCRIPT ISSUES

Program djvudigital internally relies on a specific Ghostscript driver named djvusep. This driver analyzes the logical structure of the sequence of PostScript rendering commands and decides to execute each command into either the foreground or the background layer. The GhostScript driver produces a separated data file that is then compressed using the DjVuLibre program csepdjvu.

Before processing the input file, program djvudigital searches a Ghostscript executable providing the djvusep driver. The search starts with the file specified by the environment variable GSDJVU and continues with command line executables named gs and gsdjvu.

The DjVuLibre source code contains instruction to compile such a GhostScript executable. More information can be obtained from http://djvu.sourceforge.net/gsdjvu.html.

 

CSEPDJVU ISSUES

The output of the djvusep GhostScript driver must be processed by the DjVuLibre program csepdjvu. This program can also be replaced by the the proprietary Lizardtech program msepdjvu. Before processing the input file, program djvudigital searches such an executable. The search starts with the file specified by the environment variable CSEPDJVU and continues with command line executables named msepdjvu and csepdjvu.

 

CREDITS

The first version of this converter was written by Léon Bottou <leonb@users.sourceforge.net> in AT&T Labs. The DjVuLibre version is derived from code graciously released by Lizardtech in January 2004.

 

BUGS

Program djvudigital can only process input files that GhostScript can process properly.

 

SEE ALSO

djvu(1), csepdjvu(1), c44(1), gs(1), gzip(1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
PREREQUISITES
OPTIONS
GHOSTSCRIPT ISSUES
CSEPDJVU ISSUES
CREDITS
BUGS
SEE ALSO

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