# [Tuglist] print the color images to monochrome images

06 Sep 2002 09:06:46 +0530

>>>>> "KNM" == K N Manoj <knm@india.ti.com> writes:

KNM> On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 06:00:39PM +0530, Baskaran wrote:

Bhaskaran> I handle a job with lot of color images. They needed
Bhaskaran> only monochrome image print-out, without any intruption
Bhaskaran> in the image files, I want to print the color images to
Bhaskaran> monochrome images. There is any package available for

KNM> If your image is already a part of a PostScript file, then
KNM> try gs(1), with a proper DEVICE. Use

KNM> \$ gs -h

This gives a scope for converting the color eps's into monochrome
eps's using convert (which I guess, calls gs to do the job) exploiting
the shell escape of TeX compiler. The following test file worked
correctly in my setup:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}

\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{color.eps}

\immediate\write18{convert -monochrome color.eps mono.eps}

\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{mono.eps}

\end{document}

The \includegraphics command can be modified to accommodate the
\write18 function, so that the process becomes easier.

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