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Converts raster images to Adobe PostScript or PDF files

sam2p is a UNIX command line utility written in ANSI C++ that converts many raster (bitmap) image formats into Adobe PostScript or PDF files and several other formats. The images are not vectorized. sam2p gives full control to the user to specify standards-compliance, compression, and bit depths. In some cases sam2p can compress an image 100 times smaller than the PostScript output of many other common image converters. sam2p provides ZIP, RLE and LZW (de)compression filters even on Level1 devices.


User README included and available in HTML format from


Download version 0.42 (beta)
released on 5 February 2003



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey12 December 2002

Leaders and contributors

Szabo Peter Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite tif22pnm
Required to build Bourne-compatible shell
Weak prerequisite png22pnm
Weak prerequisite tifftopnm
Weak prerequisite cjpeg
Weak prerequisite djpeg
Required to build Perl
Weak prerequisite pngtopnm
Required to build GNU make

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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