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lispmtopgm - convert a Lisp Machine bitmap file to PGM
This program is part of Netpbm(1)
listpmfile reads a Lisp Machine bitmap as input and produces a PGM image as output.
This is the file format written by the tv:write-bit-array-file function on TI Explorer and
Symbolics lisp machines.
Multi-plane bitmaps on lisp machines are color; but the Lispm image file format does not
include a color map, so we must treat it as a monochrome instead and produce PGM. This is
pgmtolispm(1) , pgm(1)
The Lispm bitmap file format is a bit quirky; Usually the image in the file has its width
rounded up to the next higher multiple of 32, but not always. If the width is not a mul-
tiple of 32, we don't deal with it properly, but because of the Lispm microcode, such
arrays are probably not image data anyway.
Also, the Lispm code for saving bitmaps has a bug, in that if you are writing a bitmap
which is not mod32 across, the file may be up to 7 bits too short! They round down
instead of up, and we don't handle this bug gracefully.
Copyright (C) 1991 by Jamie Zawinski and Jef Poskanzer.
netpbm documentation 06 March 1990 Lispmtopgm User Manual(0)
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