convert a portable anymap into a Palm pixmap
see also :
palmtopnm - ppmquant
[-verbose] [-depth N] [-maxdepth
N] [-colormap] [-transparent
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Reads a PNM
image as input, from stdin or pnmfile. Produces a
Palm pixmap as output.
files are either greyscale files 1, 2, or 4 bits wide, or
color files 8 bits wide, so pnmtopalm automatically
scales colors to have an appropriate maxval, unless you
specify a depth or max depth. Input files must have an
appropriate number and set of colors for the selected output
constraints. This often means that you should run the PNM
image through ppmquant before you pass it to
pnmtopalm. Netpbm comes with several colormap files
you can use with ppmquant for this purpose. They are
palmgray2.map (4 shades of gray for a depth of 2),
palmgray4.map (16 shades of gray for a depth of 4),
and palmcolor8.map (232 colors in default Palm
Display the format of the
Produce a file of depth
N, where N must be either 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16.
Any depth greater than 1 will produce a version 1 or 2
bitmap. Because the default Palm 8-bit colormap is not
grayscale, if the input is a grayscale or monochrome pixmap,
the output will never be more than 4 bits deep, regardless
of the specified depth. Note that 8-bit color works only in
PalmOS 3.5 (and higher), and 16-bit direct color works only
in PalmOS 4.0 (and higher). However, the 16-bit direct color
format is also compatible with the various PalmOS 3.x
versions used in the Handspring Visor, so these images may
also work in that device.
Produce a file of minimal
depth, but in any case less than N bits wide. If you
specify 16-bit, the output will always be 16-bit direct
Fill in the
nextDepthOffset field in the file header, to provide
for multiple renditions of the pixmap in the same file.
Build a custom colormap and
include it in the output file. This is not recommended by
Palm, for efficiency reasons. Otherwise, pnmtopalm
uses the default Palm colormap for color output.
Marks one particular
color as fully transparent. The format to specify the color
is either (when for example orange) "1.0,0.5,0.0",
where the values are floats between zero and one, or with
the syntax "#RGB", "#RRGGBB" or
"#RRRRGGGGBBBB" where R, G and B are hexadecimal
numbers. This also makes the output bitmap a version 2
bitmap. Transparency works only on Palm OS 3.5 and
Specifies that the output Palm
bitmap will use the Palm RLE compression scheme, and will be
a version 2 bitmap. RLE compression works only with Palm OS
3.5 and higher.
Specifies that the output Palm
bitmap will use the Palm scanline compression scheme, and
will be a version 2 bitmap. Scanline compression works only
in Palm OS 2.0 and higher.
An additional compression format, packbits, was added with
PalmOS 4.0. This package should be updated to be able to generate
Palm pixmaps may contains multiple renditions of the same pixmap,
in different depths. To construct an N-multiple-rendition Palm
pixmap with pnmtopalm, first construct renditions 1
through N-1 using the -offset option, then construct the
Nth pixmap without the -offset option. Then concatenate
the individual renditions together in a single file using
ppmquant , pnm
was originally written as ppmtoTbmp.c, by Ian Goldberg and
George Caswell. It was completely re-written by Bill Janssen
to add color, compression, and transparency function.
Copyright 1995-2001 by Ian Goldberg, George Caswell, and