fstopgm - convert a Usenix FaceSaver(tm) file into a portable graymap
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
fstopgm [ fsfile ]
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
Reads a Usenix FaceSaver(tm) file as input. Produces a portable graymap as output.
FaceSaver(tm) files sometimes have rectangular pixels. While fstopgm won't re-scale them into square pixels for you, it will give you the precise pnmscale command that will do the job. Because of this, reading a FaceSaver(tm) image is a two-step process. First you do:
This will tell you whether you need to use pnmscale. Then use one of the following pipelines:
To go to PBM, you want something more like one of these:
You want to enlarge when going to a bitmap because otherwise you lose information; but enlarging by more than 3 does not look good.
FaceSaver is a registered trademark of Metron Computerware Ltd. of Oakland, CA.
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5. AUTHOR ▲
Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.