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pdbimgtopam - Man Page

convert a Palm Pilot Image Viewer PDB Image to a PAM image



[-notefile=filename] [-verbose]



This program is part of Netpbm(1).

pdbimgtopam reads a Palm Pilot Image Viewer image (and Image record in a PDB file) as input, from Standard Input or palmfile, and produces a PAM image as output.

If the Pilot image is monochrome, the PAM output has maxval 1. Otherwise, it has maxval 255.  Note that Pilot images are always monochrome.  The PAM image has tuple type GRAYSCALE.


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


Display various interesting information about the input file and process.


Write the image note (if any) to the specified file.

If you don't specify this, pdbimgtopam ignores any image note.

See Also

pamtopdbimg(1), pnmtopalm(1), pam(1)


pdbimgtopam was new in Netpbm 10.52 (September 2010). It was modelled after Eric A. Howe's imgvtopbm package, which dates back to September 1997.

Document Source

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


Referenced By

pamtopdbimg(1), pnmtopalm(1).

25 September 2010 netpbm documentation