mdatopbm man page

mdatopbm — convert a Microdesign .mda or .mdp file into a PBM image


mdatopbm [-a] [-d] [-i] [--] [mdafile]


This program is part of Netpbm(1).

mdatopbm reads a MicroDesign file as input and Produces a PBM image as output.

If you don't specify mdafile, mdatopbm takes its input from Standard Input.



Generate Plain PBM output instead of Raw PBM


Double the height of the output file, to compensate for the aspect ratio used in MicroDesign files.


Invert the colors used.


End of options (use this if the filename starts with "-")

See Also

pbmtomda(1), pbm(1)


Copyright (C) 1999 John Elliott <>.

Document Source

This manual page was generated by the Netpbm tool 'makeman' from HTML source.  The master documentation is at

Referenced By


3 December 2003 netpbm documentation