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Re: PNG output with Lilypond?

From: Carter Brey
Subject: Re: PNG output with Lilypond?
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 11:44:07 -0500
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David Boersma wrote:

I am trying to create a png output file with Lilypond.  I tried:
   lilypond -f PNG

Yesterday there was also a question about PNG generation. In UNIX/Linux
there is a beautiful command "convert" which translates one picture format
into another. If you create a single page postscript file with
lilypond, then with the command ...

convert mymusic.png

David is right, and 'convert' will also automatically create separate png files for each page of a mulitpage ps file. Boy, does this make sense. It's a beautiful example of a tiny Unix command that you can daisychain onto your lilypond command, e.g.

ly2dvi -P && convert foo.png

will produce foo.png.0 and foo.png.1 if is a two-page postscript file.

So economical and elegant. I love it.



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