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pcxtoppm(1)						      General Commands Manual						       pcxtoppm(1)

pcxtoppm - convert a PCX file into a portable pixmap
pcxtoppm [-stdpalette] [pcxfile]
Reads a PCX file as input. Produces a portable pixmap as output. Supported PCX types are: Colormapped files with 2-16 colors. "Packed pixel" format (1, 2 or 4 bits/pixel, 1 plane) or bitplane format (1 bit/pixel, 1-4 planes). The program checks the colormap and uses an internal one if the provided colormap is completely black. Colormapped files with 256 colors 8 bits/pixel, 1 plane, colormap at the end of the file. 24bit truecolor files 24bit RGB: 8 bits/pixel, 3 planes. 32bit truecolor files 24bit RGB + 8bit intensity: 8 bits/pixel, 4 planes.
-stdpalette Enforce the use of the internal colormap for files with 16 colors or less.
ppmtopcx(1), ppm(5)
Copyright (C) 1990 by Michael Davidson. Modified 1994 by Ingo Wilken ( 9 April 1990 pcxtoppm(1)