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       rletopnm - convert a Utah Raster Tools RLE image file into a PNM image file.


       rletopnm  [--alphaout={alpha-filename,-}]  [--headerdump|-h]  [--verbose|-v]  [--plain|-p]

       All options may be abbreviated to  their  minimum  unique  abbreviation  and  options  and
       arguments may be in any order.


       This  program converts Utah Raster Toolkit RLE image files into PNM image files.  rletopnm
       handles four types of RLE files: Grayscale (8 bit data, no color map), Pseudocolor (8  bit
       data  with  a  color map), Truecolor (24 bit data with color map), and Directcolor (24 bit
       data, no color map).  rletopnm generates a PPM file for all these  cases  except  for  the
       Grayscale file, for which rletopnm generates a PGM file.

       rlefile is the RLE input file.  If it is absent or -, the input comes from Standard Input.


              rletopnm  creates a PGM (portable graymap) file containing the alpha channel values
              in the input image.  If the input image  doesn't  contain  an  alpha  channel,  the
              alpha-filename  file  contains  all  zero (transparent) alpha values.  If you don't
              specify --alphaout, rletopnm does not generate an alpha  file,  and  if  the  input
              image has an alpha channel, rletopnm simply discards it.

              If  you  specify  -  as  the filename, rletopnm writes the alpha output to Standard
              Output and discards the image.

              See pnmcomp(1) for one way to use the alpha output file.

              This option causes rletopnm to operate in verbose mode.  It prints  messages  about
              what it's doing, including the contents of the RLE image header, to Standard Error.

              This option causes rletopnm to operate in header dump mode.  It prints the contents
              of the RLE image header to Standard Error, but does not produce any other output.

              This option causes the PNM output file to be in the "plain" (text) format,  instead
              of  the  default  "raw"  (binary) format.  See ppm(5) and pgm(5) for details on the


       rletopnm --verbose lenna.rle >lenna.ppm
              While running in verbose mode, convert  lenna.rle  to  PPM  format  and  store  the
              resulting image as lenna.ppm.

       rletopnm --headerdump file.rle
              Dump the header information of the RLE file called file.rle.

       rletopnm --alphaout=dartalpha.pgm dart.rle >dart.ppm
              Convert  RLE  file  dart.rle to PPM format as dart.ppm.  Store the alpha channel of
              dart.rle as dartalpha.pgm (if dart.rle doesn't have an alpha channel, store a fully
              transparent alpha mask as dartalpha.pgm).


       pnmtorle(1), pnmconvol(1), pnm(5), ppm(5), pgm(5), urt(1), RLE(5)


       Wes Barris
       Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC)
       Minnesota Supercomputer Center, Inc.

       Modifications by Eric Haines to support raw and plain formats.

       Modifications by Bryan Henderson to create alpha files and use mnemonic options.