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convert a PCX file into a portable pixmap

see also : ppmtopcx


pcxtoppm [-stdpalette] [-verbose] [pcxfile]

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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.



Enforce the use of the internal colormap for files with 16 colors or less.

see also

ppmtopcx , ppm


Copyright (C) 1990 by Michael Davidson.
Modified 1994 by Ingo Wilken (Ingo.Wilken[:at:]informatik[:dot:]

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