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pnmtoddif General Commands Manual pnmtoddif

Name
pnmtoddif – Convert a portable anymap to DDIF format

Syntax
pnmtoddif pnmtoddif [-resolution x y] [pnmfile [ddiffile]]

OPTIONS

resolution x y The horizontal and vertical resolution of the output
image in dots per inch. Defaults to 78 dpi.

pnmfile The filename for the image file in pnm format. If this
argument is omitted, input is read from stdin.

ddiffile The filename for the image file to be created in DDIF
format. If this argument is omitted, the ddiffile is
written to standard output. It can only specified if a
pnmfile is also specified.

DESCRIPTION

pnmtoddif takes a portable anymap from standard input and converts it
into a DDIF image file on standard output or the specified DDIF file.

pbm format (bitmap) data is written as 1 bit DDIF, pgm format data
(greyscale) as 8 bit greyscale DDIF, and ppm format data is written as
8,8,8 bit color DDIF. All DDIF image files are written as uncompressed.
The data plane organization is interleaved by pixel.

In addition to the number of pixels in the width and height dimension,
DDIF images also carry information about the size that the image should
have, that is, the physical space that a pixel occupies. PBMPLUS images
do not carry this information, hence it has to be externally supplied.
The default of 78 dpi has the beneficial property of not causing a
resize on most Digital Equipment Corporation color monitors.

AUTHOR

Burkhard Neidecker-Lutz
Digital Equipment Corporation, CEC Karlsruhe
neideck@nestvx.enet.dec.com

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