Manual Reference Pages  - ppmtopgm (1)

NAME

ppmtopgm - convert a portable pixmap into a portable graymap

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SYNOPSIS

ppmtopgm [ppmfile]

DESCRIPTION

Reads a portable pixmap as input. Produces a portable graymap as output. The output is a "black and white" rendering of the original image, as in a black and white photograph. The quantization formula used is .299 r + .587 g + .114 b.

Note that although there is a pgmtoppm program, it is not necessary for simple conversions from pgm to ppm , because any ppm program can read pgm (and pbm ) files automatically. pgmtoppm is for colorizing a pgm file. Also, see ppmtorgb3 for a different way of converting color to gray. And ppmdist generates a grayscale image from a color image, but in a way that makes it easy to differentiate the original colors, not necessarily a way that looks like a black and white photograph.

QUOTE

Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is gray, and yellow white
But we decide which is right
And which is a quantization error.

SEE ALSO

pgmtoppm(1), ppmtorgb3(1), rgb3toppm(1), ppmdist(1), ppm(5), pgm(5)

AUTHOR

Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.


ppmtopgm (1) 10 April 2000
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