macptopbm



Macptopbm User Manual(0)                              Macptopbm User Manual(0)




NAME

       macptopbm - convert a MacPaint file into a PBM image



SYNOPSIS

       macptopbm [-extraskip N] [macpfile]

       You can abbreviate any option to its shortest unique prefix.



DESCRIPTION

       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       macptopbmreads  a  MacPaint  file  as input and produces a PBM image as
       output.



OPTIONS

       -extraskip
              This option is to get around a  problem  with  some  methods  of
              transferring  files  from the Mac world to the Unix world.  Most
              of these methods leave the Mac files alone, but a  few  of  them
              add the ’finderinfo’ data onto the front of the Unix file.  This
              means an extra 128 bytes to skip over  when  reading  the  file.
              The  symptom  to  watch for is that the resulting PBM file looks
              shifted to one side.  If you get this, try -extraskip  128,  and
              if that still doesn’t look right try another value.





SEE ALSO

       picttoppm(1), pbmtomacp(1), pbm(1)



AUTHOR

       Copyright (C) 1988 by Jef Poskanzer.

       The  MacPaint-reading code is copyright (c) 1987 by Patrick J. Naughton
       (naughton@wind.sun.com).



netpbm documentation             29 March 1989        Macptopbm User Manual(0)

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