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The TeX Catalogue OnLine, Entry for dvipng, Ctan Edition

The TeX Catalogue Online

dvipng

A fast DVI to PNG/GIF converter.

This program makes PNG and/or GIF graphics from DVI files as obtained from TeX and its relatives. Its benefits include:

  • Speed. It offers very fast rendering of DVI as bitmap files, which makes it suitable for generating large amounts of images on-the-fly, as needed in preview-latex, WeBWorK and others;
  • It does not read the postamble, so it can be started before TeX finishes. There is a --follow switch that makes dvipng wait at end-of-file for further output, unless it finds the POST marker that indicates the end of the DVI;
  • Interactive query of options. dvipng can read options interactively through stdin, and all options are usable. It is even possible to change the input file through this interface.
  • Support for PK, VF, PostScript Type1, and TrueType fonts, colour specials, and inclusion of PostScript, PNG, JPEG or GIF images.

See also dvi2bitmap.

The author is Jan-Åke Larsson. The package is Copyright © 2002-2015 Jan-Åke Larsson.

License: lgpl Version: 1.15 Catalogued: 2015-03-03

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