CTAN package update: dvipng

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Wed Mar 31 16:02:54 CEST 2004

A package has been updated at tug.ctan.org and those updates should
appear in a day or two at your favorite mirror site.

Thanks for the upload,
Jim Hefferon


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: dvipng
Author's name: Jan-Åke Larsson
Location on CTAN: dviware/dvipng
Summary description: A fast DVI to PNG converter
License type: gpl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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This program makes PNG graphics from DVI files as obtained from TeX and 
its relatives.

Dvipng has undergone a number of improvements and bugfixes since being 
first released in the 0.x number series a year ago. The 1.0 release changes 
the behaviour of the -D switch and simplifies choice of resolution greatly 
(see below for details).

It has been tested to a fair degree. Note the disclaimer in the COPYING 
file. Report any bugs you find, see README for instructions.

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People who are upgrading from version 0.9 or earlier should read the 

This release changes the -D (resolution) option to specify the 
_output_resolution_ rather than the previous _base_resolution_. Changing 
output resolution from the default 100 dpi will now only need the -D 
option, as dvipng now calculates the required magnification and thus can 
render PK fonts suitable for any output resolution. There is no need 
anymore to specify by hand the base resolution, the Metafont mode, the 
quality, and the magnification.

If you really want to use a Metafont mode different from the default 
`cx' mode, the separate --bdpi option is used for specifying the 
corresponding base resolution.

In short, choosing the output resolution has become simple even when 
using PK fonts (but remember, the created PK fonts are normally cached 
on disk).
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You can have a look at the package at
although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror 
of CTAN that is near to you; see 

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