pnmtorast man page

pnmtorast — convert a PPM into a Sun rasterfile


pnmtorast [-standard|-rle] [pnmfile]


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.


The -standard option forces the result to be in RT_STANDARD form; the -rle option, RT_BYTE_ENCODED, which is smaller but, well, less standard. The default is -rle.

All options can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix.

See Also

rasttopnm(1) , pnm(1)


Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 by Jef Poskanzer.

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netpbm documentation 12 January 1991