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pnmtorast - Man Page

convert a PPM into a Sun rasterfile

Examples (TL;DR)


pnmtorast [-standard|-rle] [pnmfile]


This program is part of Netpbm(1).

pnmtorastreads a PPM image as input and produces a Sun rasterfile as output.

Color values in Sun rasterfiles are eight bits wide, so pnmtorast will automatically scale colors to have a maxval of 255.  An extra pamdepth step is not necessary.


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

All options can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix.


Forces the result to be in RT_STANDARD form.


Forces the result to be in RT_BYTE_ENCODED, which is smaller but, well, less standard.

The default is -rle.

See Also

rasttopnm(1), pnm(1)


Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 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


12 January 1991 netpbm documentation