cptcont [-h] [-m] [-o file] [-p percent] [-v] [-V] [file]
The cptcont program converts a (possibly) discontinuous colour palette in the input to a continuous palette in the output. This is achieved by replacing the endpoints of segments at which a discontinuity occurs by their mean colour.
The program will read from stdin if a file is not specified as the final argument, and write to stdout if the -o option is not specified.
- --backtrace-file path
Specify a file to which to write a formatted backtrace. The file will only be created if there is a backtrace created, typically when an error occurs.
- --backtrace-format format
Specify the format of the backtrace written to the files specified by --backtrace-file, one of plain, xml or json.
- -h, --help
- -m, --midpoint
Split each input segment into two output segments with the colour at the common point being the colour of the original segment. This gives a more faithful conversion of gradients with "corners", such as diverging gradients, albeit at the cost of larger files.
- -o, --output file
Write the output to file, rather than stdout.
- -p, --partial percentage
The endpoints are moved the specified pecentage towards the mean colour, so that a value of 100 (the default) moves the endpoints to the mean colour, 50 moves them half-way there, and so on.
Negative values and values greater than 100 are permitted.
- -v, --verbose
- -V, --version
Create an almost-continuous table:
cptcont -v -p 66 -o new.cpt old.cpt
J. J. Green