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bbox - prints out the bounding box of a rawppm or rawpbm image


bbox [ -l ] [ -r ] [ -h ] [ -V ] [ rawpbmfile ]


bbox reads a rawppm or rawpbm file and prints out the bounding box of the image (as postscript comment and in postscript points, i.e. 1/72dpi) as well as the high resolution bounding box. Input is read from standard input if no filename is specified. Example output:
	  %%BoundingBox: 12 253 829 837
	  %%HiResBoundingBox: 12.500000 253.000000 828.500000 837.00000
bbox has only very limited memory requirements as it reads the input line by line and thus needs to store only one picture line in memory.


-h | --help
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
resolution of picture in dpi
loose bounding box (integer bounding box is expanded by 1 point, hires bounding box is expanded by 0.5 points)


ps2eps (1)


bbox was written by Roland Bless.


Special thanks goes to Michael Sharpe from UCSD who suggested a lot of improvements for bbox to become more precise and robust, especially for small drawings.
An earlier version of this manual page was originally written by Rafael Laboissiere <> for the Debian system. Thank you Rafael! Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.


Though the code is quite small and the probability for bugs is now small, there may be some left somewhere between the lines. In case you find one, please send a short description with bbox version number to <> (please allow some time to reply).
31 August 2010