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       ppmpat - make a pretty pixmap


       ppmpat           -gingham2|-g2|-gingham3|          -g3|-madras|-tartan|
       -poles|-squig|-camo| -anticamo width height


       Produces a portable pixmap of the specified width and  height,  with  a
       pattern in it.

       This  program  is  mainly to demonstrate use of the ppmdraw routines, a
       simple but powerful drawing library.  See the  ppmdraw.h  include  file
       for more info on using these routines.  Still, some of the patterns can
       be rather pretty.  If you have  a  color  workstation,  something  like
       ppmpat -squig 300 300 | ppmquant 128 should generate a nice background.


       The different flags specify various different pattern types:

              A gingham check pattern.  Can be tiled.

              A slightly more complicated gingham.  Can be tiled.

              A madras plaid.  Can be tiled.

              A tartan plaid.  Can be tiled.

       -poles Color  gradients centered on randomly-placed poles.  May need to
              be run through ppmquant.

       -squig Squiggley tubular pattern.  Can be tiled.  May need  to  be  run
              through ppmquant.

       -camo  Camouflage pattern.  May need to be run through ppmquant.

              Anti-camouflage  pattern  - like -camo, but ultra-bright colors.
              May need to be run through ppmquant.

       All flags can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix.


       Some of the patterns are from "Designer's Guide to Color 3"  by  Jeanne


       pnmtile(1), ppmquant(1), ppm(5)


       Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.

                               04 September 1989                     ppmpat(1)