convert a portable pixmap into a Macintosh PICT file
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portable pixmap as input. Produces a Macintosh PICT file as
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.
PICT supports 2 and 4 bits per pixel, ppmtopict
always generates an 8 bits per pixel file.
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 suggest that
this field is not critical anyway since it is only the lower
16 bits of the picture size.
1990 by Ken Yap <ken[:at:]cs.rocester[:dot:]edu>.