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Ppmtopict User Manual(0)                              Ppmtopict User Manual(0)



NAME
       ppmtopict - convert a PPM image to a Macintosh PICT file


SYNOPSIS
       ppmtopict

       [ppmfile]


DESCRIPTION
       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       ppmtopict reads a PPM image as input and produces a Macintosh PICT file as output.

       The  generated  file  is only the data fork of a picture.  You will need a program such as mcvert to generate a
       Macbinary or a BinHex file that contains the necessary information to identify the  file  as  a  PICT  file  to
       MacOS.

       Even though PICT can have 2 and 4 bits per pixel, ppmtopict always generates an 8 bits per pixel file.


LIMITATIONS
       The  picture size field is correct only if the output is to a file since writing into this field requires seek-
       ing backwards on a file.  However the PICT documentation seems to suggest that this field is not critical  any-
       way since it is only the lower 16 bits of the picture size.


SEE ALSO
       picttoppm(1), ppm(1), mcvert


AUTHOR
       Copyright (C) 1990 by Ken Yap <kenATcs.edu>.



netpbm documentation             15 April 1990        Ppmtopict User Manual(0)