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ppmmake - Man Page

create a PPM image of a specified color and dimensions

Examples (TL;DR)


ppmmake [-maxval=maxval] color width height

All options can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix. You may use two hyphens instead of one to designate an option.  You may use either white space or an equals sign between an option name and its value.


This program is part of Netpbm(1).

ppmmake produces a PPM image of the specified color, width, height, and maxval.

Specify the color (color) as described for the argument of the pnm_parsecolor() library routine .


    ppmmake red 50 50
    ppmmake rgb:ff/80/80 50 100 -maxval=5


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


    The maxval for the generated image.  Default is 255.

    This option did not exist before June 2002.  Before, the maxval was
    always 255.

See Also

pbmmake(1), pgmmake(1), ppmpat(1), ppm(1)


Copyright (C) 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

fig2dev(1), pamgradient(1), pamlookup(1), pampaintspill(1), pamtouil(1), pbmmake(1), pgmmake(1), pnmcolormap(1), ppmlabel(1), ppmpat(1), ppmrainbow(1), ppmrough(1).

02 September 2002 netpbm documentation