ppmtopict man page

ppmtopict — convert a PPM image to a Macintosh PICT file





ppmtopict reads a PPM image as input and produces a Macintosh PICT file as output.

The generated file is only the data fork of a picture. You will need a program such as mcvert to generate a Macbinary or a BinHex file that contains the necessary information to identify the file as a PICT file to MacOS.

Even though PICT can have 2 and 4 bits per pixel, ppmtopict always generates an 8 bits per pixel file.


The picture size field is correct only if the output is to a file since writing into this field requires seeking backwards on a file. However the PICT documentation seems to suggest that this field is not critical anyway since it is only the lower 16 bits of the picture size.

See Also

picttoppm(1) , ppm(1) , mcvert


Copyright (C) 1990 by Ken Yap <ken@cs.rocester.edu>.

Document Source

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


Referenced By


15 April 1990 netpbm documentation