tgatoppm man page

tgatoppm — convert TrueVision Targa file to a PPM image


tgatoppm [--alphaout={alpha-filename,-}] [--headerdump] tga-filename


tgatoppm reads a TrueVision Targa file as input and produces a PPM image as output.


All options can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix.

tgatoppm creates a PGM image containing the transparency channel values in the input image. If the input image doesn't contain an transparency channel, the alpha-filename file contains all zero (transparent) transparency values. If you don't specify --alphaout, tgatoppm does not generate an alpha file, and if the input image has a transparency channel, tgatoppm simply discards it.

If you specify - as the filename, tgatoppm writes the transparency output to Standard Output and discards the image.

See pamcomp(1)
for one way to use the transparency output file.
Causes tgatoppm to dump information from the TGA header to Standard Error.

See Also

ppmtotga(1) , pamcomp(1) , ppm(1)


Partially based on tga2rast, version 1.0, by Ian J. MacPhedran.

Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.

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netpbm documentation 02 April 2000