Apsfilter is a magic print filter with automatic file type recognition. It features on-the-fly decompression and conversion, and works on both PostScript and non-PostScript (via Ghostscript) graphical printers. This package makes printing many file formats much easier.
Among the supported formats are: gzip, bzip2, compress, freeze, pack, ASCII, BMP, data (PCL, etc.), DVI, FBM, FIG, FITS, GIF, Group 3 fax, HTML, IFF ILBM, JPEG, Kodak Photo CD, MGR, MIFF, PBM/PGM/PNM/PPM, PDF, PNG, PostScript, RLE, SGI, Sketch, Sun raster, Targa, TIFF, troff, WPG, X pixmap, XCF. Note that actual support depends on the installed filter programs.
DocumentationUser manpage included. A user guide in HTML format is also available providing more details on the resources and how to use them.
released on 13 February 2005
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||4 March 2003|
Leaders and contributors
|See for a complete list||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://www.apsfilter.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi|
|Required to use||ImageMagick|
|Weak prerequisite||ghostscript (for non-PostScript printers)|
|Required to use||acroread|
|Required to use||netpbm utils).|
|Required to use||psutils|
|Required to use||A converter for each file format (typically ghostscript if you don't have a true PS printer and a bunch of other filter like: a2ps|
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