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       img-ppm - Img, Portable Pixmap format (ppm)


       package require Tk

       package require img::ppm  ?1.3?

       image create photo ?name? ?options?


       The  package  img::ppm is a sub-package of Img. It can be loaded as a part of the complete
       Img support, via package require Img, or on its own, via package require img::ppm.

       Like all packages of Img it does not provide new commands, but  extends  the  existing  Tk
       command  image  so  that it supports files containing raster images in the Portable Pixmap
       format (ppm). More specifically img::ppm extends Tk's photo image type.

       The name of the new format handler is ppm.   This  handler  does  not  provide  additional
       configuration options.

       All of the above means that in a call like

       image create photo ?name? ?options?

       [1]    Image data in ppm format (options -data and -file) is detected automatically.

       [2]    The format name ppm is recognized by the option -format.


       There  are  two types of PPM files: RAW (binary) and ASCII.  Currently only the RAW format
       is implemented.
         8-bit pixels: Grayscale, also known as PGM.
        24-bit pixels: True-color (RGB, each channel 8 bit).

        List of currently supported features:

        Type   |     Read      |     Write     |
               | -file | -data | -file | -data |
         8-bit | Yes   | Yes   | Yes   | Yes   |
        24-bit | Yes   | Yes   | Yes   | Yes   |


       img-bmp, img-gif, img-ico, img-intro, img-jpeg,  img-pcx,  img-pixmap,  img-png,  img-ppm,
       img-ps, img-sgi, img-sun, img-tga, img-tiff, img-window, img-xbm, img-xpm


       image handling, ppm, tk


       Copyright (c) 1995-2003 Jan Nijtmans <>