pgmenhance man page

pgmenhance — edge-enhance a PGM image






pgmenhance reads a PGM image as input, enhances the edges, and writes a PGM image as output.

The edge enhancing technique is taken from Philip R. Thompson's "xim" program, which in turn took it from section 6 of "Digital Halftones by Dot Diffusion", D. E. Knuth, ACM Transaction on Graphics Vol. 6, No. 4, October 1987, which in turn got it from two 1976 papers by J. F. Jarvis et. al.


The optional -N option should be a digit from 1 to 9. 1 is the lowest level of enhancement; 9 is the highest. The default is 9.

See Also

pgmedge(1) , pgm(1)


Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.

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Referenced By

pamedge(1), pnmnlfilt(1).

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netpbm documentation 13 January 1989