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pamstretch(1)									    pamstretch(1)

       pamstretch - scale up a PNM or PAM image by interpolating between pixels.

       pamstretch [-xscale=X] [-yscale=Y]
       [-blackedge] [-dropedge] N [infile]

       You  can  use  the  minimum  unique  abbreviation of the options.  You can use two hyphens
       instead of one.	You can separate an option name from its value with white  space  instead
       of an equals sign.

       pamstretch scales up pictures by integer values, either vertically, horizontally, or both.
       pamstretch differs from pnmscale and pnmenlarge in that when  it  inserts  the  additional
       rows  and  columns,  instead  of making the new row or column a copy of its neighbor, pam-
       stretch makes the new row or column an  interpolation  between  its  neighbors.	 In  some
       images, this produces better looking output.

       To scale up to non-integer pixel sizes, e.g. 2.5, try pamstretch-gen(1) instead.

       Options	let  you select alternative methods of dealing with the right/bottom edges of the
       picture.  Since the interpolation is done between the top-left corners  of  the	scaled-up
       pixels, it's not obvious what to do with the right/bottom edges.  The default behaviour is
       to scale those up without interpolation (more precisely, the right edge is  only  interpo-
       lated  vertically,  and	the bottom edge is only interpolated horizontally), but there are
       two other possibilities, selected by the blackedge and dropedge options.

       The N parameter is the scale factor.  It is valid only if you  don't  specify  -xscale  or
       -yscale.  In that case, pamstretch scales in both dimensions and by the scale factor N.

	      This  is	the horizontal scale factor.  If you don't specify this, but do specify a
	      vertical scale factor, the horizontal scale factor is 1.

	      This is the vertical scale factor.  If you don't specify this,  but  do  specify	a
	      horizontal scale factor, the vertical scale factor is 1.

	      interpolate to black at right/bottom edges.
	      drop  one  (source) pixel at right/bottom edges. This is arguably more logical than
	      the default behaviour, but it means producing output which is a slightly odd size.

       Usually produces fairly ugly output for PBMs. For most PBM input you'll probably  want  to
       reduce the `noise' first using something like pnmnlfilt(1).

       pamstretch-gen(1), pnmenlarge(1), pnmscale(1), pnmnlfilt(1)

       Russell Marks (russell.marks@ntlworld.com).

					 11 November 2001			    pamstretch(1)
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