ppmtoapplevol - Man Page

convert a PPM into an Apple volume label image





This program is part of Netpbm(1).

ppmtoapplevol reads a PPM image as input and produces an Apple volume label image as output.

EFI-based Apple systems use a simple image format to provide textual labels for devices.  This program generates that format.

The input image must be exactly 12 rows tall and up to 255 columns wide.
 The program fails if it is not.  Use pamfile to see the dimensions of
 your image and pamscale or pamcut to make it 12 rows and less
 than 256 columns if it isn't.

Netpbm does not have a converter for the other direction.


The optional ppmfile argument is the name of the input file.
 The default is to read the input image from Standard Input.


There are no command line options defined specifically for ppmtoapplevol, but it recognizes the options common to all programs based on libnetpbm (See Common Options .)

See Also

pamfile(1) pamcut(1) ppm(1)


ppmtoapplevol was new in Netpbm 10.54 (March 2011).

Document Source

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



27 January 2022 netpbm documentation