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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for ppmtopcx (redhat section 1)

ppmtopcx(1)			     General Commands Manual			      ppmtopcx(1)

NAME
       ppmtopcx - convert a portable pixmap into a PCX file

SYNOPSIS
       ppmtopcx [-24bit] [-packed] [ppmfile]

DESCRIPTION
       Reads  a  portable  pixmap  as input.  Produces a PCX file as output.  The type of the PCX
       file depends on the number of colors in the pixmap:

       16 colors or less:
	      1 bit/pixel, 1-4 planes.

       256 colors or less:
	      8 bits/pixel, 1 plane, colormap at the end of the file.

       More than 256 colors:
	      24bit truecolor file (8 bits/pixel, 3 planes).

OPTIONS
       -24bit Produce a 24bit truecolor file, even if the pixmap has 256 colors or less.

       -packed
	      Use "packed pixel" format for files with 16 colors or less: 1, 2, or 4  bits/pixel,
	      1 plane.

SEE ALSO
       pcxtoppm(1), ppm(5)

AUTHORS
       Copyright (C) 1994 by Ingo Wilken (Ingo.Wilken@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de)
       Based on previous work by Michael Davidson.

					 12 December 1994			      ppmtopcx(1)


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