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ppmtolj - Man Page

convert a PPM image to an HP LaserJet PCL 5 Color file

Examples (TL;DR)



[-gamma val]

[-resolution {75|100|150|300|600}]






This program is part of Netpbm(1).

ppmtolj reads a PPM image as input and converts it into a color file suitable to be printed by an HP color PCL 5 printer.


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


Apply delta row compression to reduce the size of the pcl file.

-gamma int

Gamma correct the image using the integer parameter as a gamma (default 0).


Suppress positioning information.  The default is to write the sequence  ESC&l0E to the output.


Don't write the reset sequence to the beginning and end of the output.


Set the required output resolution 75|100|150|300|600

See Also

HP PCL 5 & Color Reference Guide, pnmtopclxl(1), pbmtolj(1), ppmtopj(1), thinkjettopbm(1), ppm(1)


Copyright (C) 2000 by Jonathan Melvin.(jonathan.melvin@heywood.co.uk)

Document Source

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


Referenced By

pbmtolj(1), pnmtopclxl(1), ppmtopj(1), ppmtopjxl(1), thinkjettopbm(1).

04 September 2000 netpbm documentation