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       ppmpat - make a pretty pixmap


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


       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

       -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 Allen.


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


       Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.

                                        04 September 1989                               ppmpat(1)