2001.10.30 01:43 "Re: Converting to TIFF", by Graeme Gill
I am new to the field of TIFF and I have a few questions. I am implementing a server that has to handle Documents. The server takes in documents send in PostScript-format or any other format and converts them to TIFF. My question is how to convert the documents in TIFF.
What you are after is a Postscipt RIP (Raster Image Processor). These are complicated pieces of software. If you are a very good programmer, with good graphics knowledge, then it might take about 3-5 Years to create one that works with most Postscript files out there :-)
If you are after a solution sooner than that, then you will need to licence a RIP from one of the RIP vendors, the best known being:
Adobe CPSI <http://www.adobe.com/>
If you are intending to use the RIP for non-commercial use, then the freely available version of Ghostscript would be your best choice: <http://www.cs.wisc.edu/%7Eghost/>
I don't know of any Postscript RIP implementations written in JAVA.