pbmmake man page

pbmmake — create a blank bitmap of a specified size


pbmmake [-white|-black|-gray] width height

You can abbreviate any option to its shortest unique prefix.


pbmmake produces a PBM image of the specified width and height, either all black, all white, or a dithered gray. The default is white.


In addition to the usual -white and -black, this program implements -gray. This gives a simple 50% gray pattern with 1's and 0's alternating.

See Also

pgmmake(1) , ppmmake(1) , pbm(1)


Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.

Document Source

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


Referenced By

pgmmake(1), pnmpad(1), ppmmake(1).

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netpbm documentation 13 December 2003