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Ppmtoicr User Manual(0)                                Ppmtoicr User Manual(0)



NAME
       ppmtoicr - convert a PPM image into NCSA ICR format


SYNOPSIS
       ppmtoicr

       [-windowname name]

       [-expand expand]

       [-display display]

       [-rle]

       [ppmfile]


DESCRIPTION
       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       ppmtoicr reads a PPM file as input.  Produces an NCSA Telnet Interactive Color Raster graphic file as output.

       If ppmfile is not supplied, ppmtoicr reads from Standard Input.

       Interactive  Color Raster (ICR) is a protocol for displaying raster graphics on workstation screens. The proto-
       col is implemented in NCSA Telnet for the Macintosh version 2.3.  The ICR protocol  shares  characteristics  of
       the Tektronix graphics terminal emulation protocol.  For example, escape sequences are used to control the dis-
       play.

       ppmtoicr will output the appropriate sequences to create a window of the dimensions of the input image,  create
       a colormap of up to 256 colors on the display, then load the picture data into the window.

       Note that there is no icrtoppm tool - this transformation is one way.


OPTIONS
       -windowname name
              Output  will be displayed in name (Default is to use ppmfile or 'untitled' if the input is from Standard
              Input).


       -expand expand
              Output will be expanded on display by factor expand (For example, a value of 2 will cause four pixels to
              be displayed for every input pixel.)


       -display display
              Output will be displayed on screen numbered display


       -rle   Use run-length encoded format for display. (This will nearly always result in a quicker display, but may
              skew the colormap).





EXAMPLES
       To display a PPM file named ppmfile using the protocol:

           ppmtoicr ppmfile

       This will create a window named ppmfile on the display with the correct  dimensions  for  ppmfile,  create  and
       download  a  colormap  of up to 256 colors, and download the picture into the window.  You may achieve the same
       effect with the following sequence:

           ppmtoicr ppmfile > filename
           cat filename

       To display a GIF file using the protocol in a window titled after the input file, zoom the displayed image by a
       factor of 2, and run-length encode the data:

           giftopnm giffile | ppmtoicr -w giffile -r -e 2


LIMITATIONS
       The protocol uses frequent fflush() calls to speed up display.  If you save the output to a file for later dis-
       play via cat, ppmtoicr will draw much more slowly.  In either case, increasing the blocksize limit on the  dis-
       play will speed up transmission substantially.


SEE ALSO
       ppm(1)

       NCSA Telnet for the Macintosh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1989)


AUTHOR
       Copyright  (C)  1990 by Kanthan Pillay (svpillayATPrinceton.EDU), Princeton University Computing and Information
       Technology.



netpbm documentation             30 July 1990          Ppmtoicr User Manual(0)