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ppmtotga General Commands Manual ppmtotga

NAME

ppmtotga – convert portable pixmap into a TrueVision Targa file

SYNOPSIS

ppmtotga [-mono|-cmap|-rgb] [-norle] [ppmfile]

DESCRIPTION

Reads a portable pixmap as input. Produces a TrueVision Targa file as
output.

OPTIONS

-mono Forces Targa file to be of type 8 bit monochrome. Input must be
a portable bitmap or a portable graymap.

-cmap Forces Targa file to be of type 24 bit colormapped. Input must
be a portable bitmap, a portable graymap or a portable pixmap
containing no more than 256 distinct colors.

-rgb Forces Targa file to be of type 24 bit unmapped color.

-norle Disables run-length encoding, in case you have a Targa reader
which can’t read run-length encoded files.

All flags can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix. If no
file type is specified the most highly constained compatible type is
used, where monochrome is more constained than colormapped which is in
turn more constained than unmapped.

BUGS

Does not support all possible Targa file types. Should really be in
PNM, not PPM.

SEE ALSO

tgatoppm, ppm(5)

AUTHOR

Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 by Mark Shand and Jef Poskanzer.

28 October 1991 ppmtotga