make a pretty pixmap
see also :
pnmtile - ppmquant
add an example, a script, a trick and tips
no example yet ...
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portable pixmap of the specified width and height, with a
pattern in it.
This program is
mainly to demonstrate use of the ppmdraw routines, a simple
but powerful drawing library. See the ppmdraw.h include file
for more info on using these routines. Still, some of the
patterns can be rather pretty. If you have a color
workstation, something like ppmpat -squig 300 300 |
ppmquant 128 should generate a nice background.
flags specify various different pattern types:
A gingham check pattern. Can be
A slightly more complicated
gingham. Can be tiled.
A madras plaid. Can be
A tartan plaid. Can be
Color gradients centered on randomly-placed poles. May
need to be run through ppmquant.
Squiggley tubular pattern. Can be tiled. May need to be
run through ppmquant.
Camouflage pattern. May need to be run through
Anti-camouflage pattern - like
-camo, but ultra-bright colors. May need to be run through
All flags can
be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix.
Some of the patterns are from "Designer’s Guide to Color 3"
by Jeanne Allen.
ppmquant , ppm
1989 by Jef Poskanzer.