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ppm2tiff (1)


ppm2tiff - create a TIFF file from PPM, PGM and PBM image files


ppm2tiff [ options ] [ input.ppm ] output.tif


PPM2TIFF(1)                 General Commands Manual                PPM2TIFF(1)

       ppm2tiff - create a TIFF file from PPM, PGM and PBM image files

       ppm2tiff [ options ] [ input.ppm ] output.tif

       ppm2tiff converts a file in the PPM, PGM and PBM image formats to TIFF.
       By default, the TIFF image is created with data samples packed (Planar-
       Configuration=1),  compressed  with  the  Packbits  algorithm (Compres-
       sion=32773), and with each strip no more than 8 kilobytes. These  char-
       acteristics can be overridden, or explicitly specified with the options
       described below

       If the PPM file contains greyscale data, then the  PhotometricInterpre-
       tation tag is set to 1 (min-is-black), otherwise it is set to 2 (RGB).

       If  no  PPM  file  is specified on the command line, ppm2tiff will read
       from the standard input.

       -c     Specify a compression scheme to use  when  writing  image  data:
              none for no compression, packbits for PackBits compression (will
              be used by default), lzw for  Lempel-Ziv  &  Welch  compression,
              jpeg for baseline JPEG compression, zip for Deflate compression,
              g3 for CCITT Group 3 (T.4) compression, and g4 for CCITT Group 4
              (T.6) compression.

       -r     Write data with a specified number of rows per strip; by default
              the number of rows/strip is  selected  so  that  each  strip  is
              approximately 8 kilobytes.

       -R     Mark  the  resultant image to have the specified X and Y resolu-
              tion (in dots/inch).

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | image/library/libtiff |
       |Stability      | Volatile              |

       tiffinfo(1), tiffcp(1), tiffmedian(1), libtiff(3)

       Libtiff library home page: http://www.simplesystems.org/libtiff/

       Source code for open source software components in Oracle  Solaris  can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source        was         downloaded         from          http://down-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.simplesystems.org/libtiff/.

libtiff                          March 1, 2006                     PPM2TIFF(1)