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pcxtoppm - Man Page

convert a PCX file into a PPM image

Examples (TL;DR)


pcxtoppm [-stdpalette] [-verbose] [pcxfile]


This program is part of Netpbm(1).

pcxtoppm reads a PCX file as input and produces a PPM image as output.

pcxtoppm recognizes the following PCX types:


In addition to the options common to all programs based on libnetpbm (most notably -quiet, see Common Options ), pcxtoppm recognizes the following command line options:


This option causes pcxtoppm to use its predefined standard  palette even if the PCX image provides its own.  This is meaningful only for an image in the 16 color paletted PCX format.

The image may appear to provide its own palette but in fact be created by a program too primitive to understand palettes that created a random palette by accident.


Report details of the PCX header.

See Also

ppmtopcx(1), ppm(1)


Copyright 1990 by Michael Davidson.

Modified 1994 by Ingo Wilken (Ingo.Wilken@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de)

Document Source

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


Referenced By


19 April 2004 netpbm documentation