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       pnmtopalm - convert a portable anymap into a Palm pixmap


       pnmtopalm [-verbose] [-depth N] [-maxdepth N] [-colormap] [-transparent color] [-offset]
       [-rle-compression|-scanline-compression] [pnmfile]


       Reads a PNM image as input, from stdin or pnmfile.  Produces a Palm pixmap as output.

       Palm  pixmap  files are either greyscale files 1, 2, or 4 bits wide, or color files 8 bits
       wide, so pnmtopalm automatically scales colors to have an appropriate maxval,  unless  you
       specify  a  depth  or  max  depth.  Input files must have an appropriate number and set of
       colors for the selected output constraints.  This often means that you should run the  PNM
       image  through  ppmquant  before  you  pass  it  to  pnmtopalm.  Netpbm comes with several
       colormap files you can use with ppmquant for this  purpose.   They  are  (4
       shades  of gray for a depth of 2), (16 shades of gray for a depth of 4), and (232 colors in default Palm colormap).


              Display the format of the output file.

       -depth N
              Produce a file of depth N, where N must be either 1, 2, 4, 8,  or  16.   Any  depth
              greater  than  1  will  produce  a version 1 or 2 bitmap.  Because the default Palm
              8-bit colormap is not grayscale, if the input is a grayscale or monochrome  pixmap,
              the  output will never be more than 4 bits deep, regardless of the specified depth.
              Note that 8-bit color works only in PalmOS 3.5  (and  higher),  and  16-bit  direct
              color  works  only  in  PalmOS  4.0 (and higher).  However, the 16-bit direct color
              format is also compatible  with  the  various  PalmOS  3.x  versions  used  in  the
              Handspring Visor, so these images may also work in that device.

       -maxdepth N
              Produce  a  file  of  minimal depth, but in any case less than N bits wide.  If you
              specify 16-bit, the output will always be 16-bit direct color.

              Fill in the nextDepthOffset field in the  file  header,  to  provide  for  multiple
              renditions of the pixmap in the same file.

              Build a custom colormap and include it in the output file.  This is not recommended
              by Palm, for efficiency  reasons.   Otherwise,  pnmtopalm  uses  the  default  Palm
              colormap for color output.

       -transparent color
              Marks  one  particular color as fully transparent.  The format to specify the color
              is either (when for example orange) "1.0,0.5,0.0",  where  the  values  are  floats
              between zero and one, or with the syntax "#RGB", "#RRGGBB" or "#RRRRGGGGBBBB" where
              R, G and B are hexadecimal numbers.  This also makes the output bitmap a version  2
              bitmap.  Transparency works only on Palm OS 3.5 and higher.

              Specifies that the output Palm bitmap will use the Palm RLE compression scheme, and
              will be a version 2 bitmap.  RLE compression  works  only  with  Palm  OS  3.5  and

              Specifies  that  the  output  Palm  bitmap  will  use the Palm scanline compression
              scheme, and will be a version 2 bitmap.  Scanline compression works only in Palm OS
              2.0 and higher.


       palmtopnm(1), ppmquant(1), pnm(5)


       An  additional  compression  format,  packbits,  was  added with PalmOS 4.0.  This package
       should be updated to be able to generate that.

       Palm pixmaps may contains multiple renditions of the same pixmap, in different depths.  To
       construct an N-multiple-rendition Palm pixmap with pnmtopalm, first construct renditions 1
       through N-1 using the -offset option, then construct the Nth pixmap  without  the  -offset
       option.  Then concatenate the individual renditions together in a single file using cat.


       This  program  was  originally written as ppmtoTbmp.c, by Ian Goldberg and George Caswell.
       It was completely re-written by Bill Janssen to add color, compression,  and  transparency
       Copyright 1995-2001 by Ian Goldberg, George Caswell, and Bill Janssen.

                                         7 December 2000                             pnmtopalm(1)