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ppmtopict - convert a portable pixmap into a Macintosh PICT file
Reads a portable pixmap as input. Produces a Macintosh PICT file as output.
The generated file is only the data fork of a picture. You will need a program such as
mcvert to generate a Macbinary or a BinHex file that contains the necessary information to
identify the file as a PICT file to MacOS.
Even though PICT supports 2 and 4 bits per pixel, ppmtopict always generates an 8 bits per
The picture size field is only correct if the output is to a file since writing into this
field requires seeking backwards on a file. However the PICT documentation seems to sug-
gest that this field is not critical anyway since it is only the lower 16 bits of the pic-
picttoppm(1), ppm(5), mcvert(1)
Copyright (C) 1990 by Ken Yap <email@example.com>.
15 April 1990 ppmtopict(1)
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