1. NAME

pcxtoppm - convert a PCX file into a portable pixmap

2. SYNOPSIS

pcxtoppm [ -stdpalette ] [ -verbose ] [ pcxfile ]

3. DESCRIPTION

Reads a PCX file as input. Produces a portable pixmap as output. Supported PCX types are:

  • Colormapped files with 2-16 colors.
        "Packed pixel" format (1, 2 or 4 bits/pixel, 1 plane) or bitplane format (1 bit/pixel, 1-4 planes). The program checks the colormap and uses an internal one if the provided colormap is completely black.
  • Colormapped files with 256 colors
        8 bits/pixel, 1 plane, colormap at the end of the file.
  • 24bit truecolor files
        24bit RGB: 8 bits/pixel, 3 planes.
  • 32bit truecolor files
        24bit RGB + 8bit intensity: 8 bits/pixel, 4 planes.

4. OPTIONS

-stdpalette

    Enforce the use of the internal colormap for files with 16 colors or less.

5. SEE ALSO

R ppmtopcx (1),

R ppm (5)

6. AUTHORS

Copyright (C) 1990 by Michael Davidson.
Modified 1994 by Ingo Wilken ( )