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Ppmtoterm User Manual(0)						 Ppmtoterm User Manual(0)

NAME
       ppmtoterm - convert a PPM image to a ANSI ISO 6429 ascii image

SYNOPSIS
       ppmtoterm

       [ppmfile]

       All  options  can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix.  You may use two hyphens
       instead of one.	You may separate an option name and its value with white space instead of
       an equals sign.

DESCRIPTION
       This program is part of Netpbm(1)

       This  program  tries  to  produce an accurate representation of a PPM image on an terminal
       that implements the ANSI ISO 6429 standard.  It approximates colors, finding  the  minimum
       Cartesian  distance  between  the input RGB vectors and the ones in the generated palette.
       As the available color palette is somewhat restricted, you get the best results	when  the
       colors  in  the	original image are few and the RGB intensities are close to zero, half of
       maximum, and maximum.

       You can usually get good results with cartoons or images with plain colors (no gradients).
       With photos, results can vary, but are usually not very accurate.

       The  output image has one line for each row and one character for each column of the input
       image.  E.g. an 80 pixel by 25 pixel PPM image would fill up  an  80x25	terminal  screen.
       Use pamscale or pamcut to make your image fit properly on your screen.

       Furthermore,  use  pamscale  to	recover the proper aspect ratio, because a character on a
       terminal screen is rarely square.  Typically, a character is twice has high as it is wide,
       so in order for a 20x20 image to appear square on your terminal, as it should, you'll want
       to squash it vertically or stretch it horizontally by a factor of two (resulting int 10x20
       characters are 20x40 characters).

       The  image  starts at the current cursor position on the terminal screen.  Each successive
       row starts at Column 0 on the screen.  If you want to shift the	image  up  or  down,  for
       example to center it, use pnmpad on the input.

       This program was born with the objective of displaying nice color images on the Linux con-
       sole, e.g. a proper logo at Linux boot.

       pbmto4425 does a similar thing for black and white images, using line drawing  characters,
       on some terminals.

OPTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       pamscale(1) , pamcut(1) , pbmtoascii(1) , pbmto4425(1) , ppm(1)

AUTHOR
       Copyright (C) 2002 by Ero Carrera.

HISTORY
       This program was new in Netpbm 10.9 (August 2002).

netpbm documentation			  07 April 2010 		 Ppmtoterm User Manual(0)
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