1. NAME

ppmdither - ordered dither for color images

2. SYNOPSIS

ppmdither [ -dim power ] [ -red shades ] [ -green shades ] [ -blue shades ] [ ppmfile ]

3. DESCRIPTION

Reads a portable pixmap as input, and applies dithering to it to reduce the number of colors used down to the specified number of shades for each primary. The default number of shades is red=5, green=9, blue=5, for a total of 225 colors. To convert the image to a binary rgb format suitable for color printers, use -red 2 -green 2 -blue 2.

4. OPTIONS

  • -dim power
                  The size of the dithering matrix. The dithering matrix is a square whose dimension is a power of 2. power is that power of 2. The default is 4, for a 16 by 16 matrix.
  • -red shades
                  The number of red shades to be used, including black; minimum of 2.
  • -green shades
                  The number of green shades to be used, including black; minimum of 2.
  • -blue shades
                  The number of blue shades to be used, including black; minimum of 2.

5. SEE ALSO

pnmdepth(1), ppmquant(1), ppm(5)

6. AUTHOR

Copyright (C) 1991 by Christos Zoulas.