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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.

Li­censesGNU Lesser Gen­eral Public Li­cense 3
Copy­right2002–2015 Jan-Åke Lars­son
Main­tainerJan-Åke Lars­son
Con­tained inTeX Live as dvipng
MiKTeX as mik­tex-dvipng-bin-2.9
TopicsDVI to bitmaps
See alsodvi2bitmap

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