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ppmtosixel(1)                                                 General Commands Manual                                                ppmtosixel(1)

ppmtosixel - convert a portable pixmap into DEC sixel format SYNOPSIS
ppmtosixel [-raw] [-margin] [ppmfile] DESCRIPTION
Reads a portable pixmap as input. Produces sixel commands (SIX) as output. The output is formatted for color printing, e.g. for a DEC LJ250 color inkjet printer. If RGB values from the PPM file do not have maxval=100, the RGB values are rescaled. A printer control header and a color assignment table begin the SIX file. Image data is written in a compressed format by default. A printer control footer ends the image file. OPTIONS
-raw If specified, each pixel will be explicitly described in the image file. If -raw is not specified, output will default to com- pressed format in which identical adjacent pixels are replaced by "repeat pixel" commands. A raw file is often an order of magni- tude larger than a compressed file and prints much slower. -margin If -margin is not specified, the image will be start at the left margin (of the window, paper, or whatever). If -margin is speci- fied, a 1.5 inch left margin will offset the image. PRINTING
Generally, sixel files must reach the printer unfiltered. Use the lpr -x option or cat filename > /dev/tty0?. BUGS
Upon rescaling, truncation of the least significant bits of RGB values may result in poor color conversion. If the original PPM maxval was greater than 100, rescaling also reduces the image depth. While the actual RGB values from the ppm file are more or less retained, the color palette of the LJ250 may not match the colors on your screen. This seems to be a printer limitation. SEE ALSO
ppm(5) AUTHOR
Copyright (C) 1991 by Rick Vinci. 26 April 1991 ppmtosixel(1)

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ppmcolors(1)						      General Commands Manual						      ppmcolors(1)

ppmcolors - generate a color map of all colors of a certain maxval SYNOPSIS
ppmcolors [-maxval=maxval] All options can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix. You may use two hyphens instead of one to designate an option. You may use either white space or an equals sign between an option name and its value. DESCRIPTION
ppmcolors generates a PPM color map containing all the colors representable with a certain maxval. A PPM color map is a regular PPM image that is used by some programs to define a set of colors. ppmcolors generates a one row PPM image that contains one pixel of each color representable by the maxval you choose. The maxval of the PPM image is that maxval. Note that you can change the maxval of the color map by running the output of ppmcolors through pnmdepth. As long as the new maxval is a multiple of the original, the resulting set of colors will be identical. If the new maxval is not a multiple, the resulting set of colors will be slightly different. When you select a maxval of 5 (which is the default), you get a color map of the set of "web safe" colors as defined by Netscape. Most web browsers guarantee that they can produce at least these 216 colors (215 plus black). pnmcolormap is another program to generate a color map. It chooses a set of colors designed to represent the colors in a specified image (or simply the set of all the colors in that image, if you choose). pgmramp performs a similar function for PGM images. OPTIONS
-maxval=maxval This is the maxval of the generated color map. Default is 5. SEE ALSO
pnmdepth(1), pnmcolormap(1), ppmcie(1), ppmrainbow(1), pgmramp(1), ppm(5) AUTHOR
By Bryan Henderson, December 2001. Contributed to the public domain. 20 December 2001 ppmcolors(1)
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