Ppmtobmp User Manual(0) Ppmtobmp User Manual(0)
ppmtobmp - convert a PPM image into a BMP file
Minimum unique abbreviation of option is acceptable. You may use dou-
ble hyphens instead of single hyphen to denote options. You may use
white space in place of the equals sign to separate an option name from
This program is part of Netpbm(1).
ppmtobmp reads a PPM image as input and produces a Microsoft Windows or
OS/2 BMP file as output.
Tells the program to produce a Microsoft Windows BMP file.
(This is the default.)
-os2 Tells the program to produce an OS/2 BMP file. (Before August
2000, this was the default).
-bpp This tells how many bits per pixel you want the BMP file to con-
tain. Only 1, 4, 8, and 24 are possible. By default, ppmtobmp
chooses the smallest number with which it can represent all the
colors in the input image. If you specify a number too small to
represent all the colors in the input image, ppmtobmp tells you
and terminates. You can use pnmquant or ppmdither to reduce the
number of colors in the image.
To get a faithful reproduction of the input image, the maxval of the
input image must be 255. If it is something else, the colors in the
BMP file may be slightly different from the colors in the input.
Windows icons are not BMP files. Use ppmtowinicon to create those.
bmptoppm(1), ppmtowinicon(1), pnmquant(1), ppmdither(1), ppm(1)
Copyright (C) 1992 by David W. Sanderson.
netpbm documentation 13 June 2000 Ppmtobmp User Manual(0)
Man(1) output converted with