Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Tue Apr 9 1991
ppmtoxpm - convert a portable pixmap into an X11 pixmap
ppmtoxpm [-name=xpmname] [-rgb=rgb-textfile] [-alphamask=pgmfile] [ppmfile]
Minimum unique abbrevations are acceptable.
Reads a portable pixmap as input. Produces X11 pixmap (version 3) as output which can be loaded directly by the XPM library.
For example, to convert the file "dot" (found in /usr/include/X11/bitmaps), from xbm to xpm one could specify
or, with a rgb text file (in the local directory)
If you don't specify -alphamask, ppmtoxpm makes all pixels in the output opaque.
ppmcolormask is one way to generate an alpha mask file. You might also generate it by extracting transparency information from an XPM file with the -alphaout option to xpmtoppm. There are similar options on other Netpbm converters that convert from formats that include transparency information too.
An option to match the closest (rather than exact) color name mnemonic from the rgb text would be a desirable enhancement.
Truncation of the least significant bits of a RGB value may result in nonexact matches when performing color name mnemonic lookups.
XPM Manual by Arnaud Le Hors firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright (C) 1990 by Mark W. Snitily.
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. This software is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
This tool was developed for Schlumberger Technologies, ATE Division, and with their permission is being made available to the public with the above copyright notice and permission notice.
Upgraded to XPM2 by
Paul Breslaw, Mecasoft SA, Zurich, Switzerland (email@example.com)
Thu Nov 8 16:01:17 1990
Upgraded to XPM version 3 by
Arnaud Le Hors (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue Apr 9 1991
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