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CTAN package update: dvipng

Date: June 27, 2005 4:29:14 PM CEST
The package described below has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should soon make its way to your favorite mirror. Thanks, Jim Hefferon ====================================================================== The following information was provided by the package's contributor. Name of contribution: dvipng Author's name: Jan-�ke Larsson Location on CTAN: /dviware/dvipng Summary description: A fast DVI to PNG/GIF converter License type: gpl Announcement text given by the package's contributor: - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- This program makes PNG graphics from DVI files as obtained from TeX and its relatives. The 1.6 release adds proper alpha channel support and xcolor support. It also reestablishes identification of preview-latex' tightpage mode option. It has been tested to a fair degree. Note the disclaimer in the COPYING file. Report any bugs you find, see README for instructions. - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can have a look at the package at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/dviware/dvipng although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror of CTAN that is near to you; see http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/README.mirrors .

dvipng – A fast DVI to PNG/GIF converter

This program makes PNG and/or GIF graphics from DVI files as obtained from 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 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.

Copyright2002–2020 Jan-Åke Larsson
MaintainerJan-Åke Larsson



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