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pcxtoppm – convert a PCX file into a portable pixmap


pcxtoppm [-stdpalette] [-verbose] [pcxfile]


Reads a PCX file as input. Produces a portable pixmap as output. Sup‐
ported PCX types are:

Colormapped files with 2-16 colors.
“Packed pixel” format (1, 2 or 4 bits/pixel, 1 plane) or bit‐
plane format (1 bit/pixel, 1-4 planes). The program checks the
colormap and uses an internal one if the provided colormap is
completely black.

Colormapped files with 256 colors
8 bits/pixel, 1 plane, colormap at the end of the file.

24bit truecolor files
24bit RGB: 8 bits/pixel, 3 planes.

32bit truecolor files
24bit RGB + 8bit intensity: 8 bits/pixel, 4 planes.


Enforce the use of the internal colormap for files with 16 col‐
ors or less.


ppmtopcx, ppm(5)

Copyright (C) 1990 by Michael Davidson.
Modified 1994 by Ingo Wilken (Ingo.Wilken@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de)

9 April 1990 pcxtoppm

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