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tiffps program converts TIFF-F format files
to PostScript format for printing on PostScript compatible printers.
The converted TIFF files are written on standard output.
Tiffps could, for example, be used to print a document on the default
printer using the following command:
tiffps file | lp
Although tiffps uses a very fast and compact run-length compression algorithm, the generated PostScript files are still many times the size of the original TIFF file, usually between four and eight times as large. (This is still a fraction of the size they would be if uncompressed PostScript image data were generated.) Therefore running tiffps on a large TIFF file can create an extremely large PostScript file, one that may overflow the spool area.
Tiffps generates Level 1 PostScript and is thus useable with any PostScript or PostScript-compliant printer.