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       xpaint - Simple Paint program


       xpaint [ -size WIDTHxHEIGHT ] [ -winsize WIDTHxHEIGHT ]
       [ -zoom VALUE ]  -8 | -12 | -24   [ -visual VISUAL ]  [ -dpi DPI ]
       [ -canvas ] [ -fullpopup ] [ -simplepopup ] [ -nomenubar ]
       [ -screenshot ] [ -nowarn ] [ -astext ] [ -undosize VALUE ]
       [ -operation NUMBER ] [ -filter FILE ] [ -proc FILE ]
       [ -rcfile FILE ] [ -msgfile FILE ] [ -helpfile FILE ] [ -sharedir DIR ]
       [ -encoding 0/8/16 ] [ -menufont FONT ] [ -textfont FONT ]
       [ -lang LANGUAGE ] [ -twistcolor VALUE ] [ -hilitcolor VALUE ]
       [ /o ] [ /c ] [ /l ] FILENAMES ...


       XPaint  is  a color image editing tool which features most standard paint program options,
       as well as advanced features such as image  processing  algorithms.   It  allows  for  the
       editing  of  multiple  images  simultaneously and supports various formats, including PPM,
       XBM, TIFF, JPEG, etc.

       The functionality of XPaint is divided into a toolbox area for selecting the current paint
       operation  and  paint windows for modifying/creating images.  Each paint window has access
       to its own color palette and set of patterns, although  the  paint  operation  in  use  is
       globally selected for all windows.

       XPaint  runs  on  a variety of displays.  It should be noted that saving images will adapt
       them to the current display type (i.e. a color image loaded on a greyscale screen will  be
       saved as a grey image).

       There is also an extensive on-line help system available.


       By  default  all images given on the command line are listed in the browser of preselected
       files, but only the first one will be displayed. The /o switch (resp.  /c,  /l)  indicates
       that  the  next images will be opened in a graphical canvas (resp. in the clipboard, resp.
       again listed in the file browser).

       In addition to being able to specify image  files  to  open,  the  following  options  are
       available on the command line:

            -size wxh Default width and height for new paint canvas being opened.

            -winsize wxh
                      Default width and height for new canvas window being opened.

            -zoom z   Default  zoom  value  of  image  being opened. Reduction can be obtained by
                      specifying for example :3 or -3 which yields reduction  factor  1/3.   Only
                      non zero integers and inverses of integers are allowed.

            -8        Use an 8 bit PseudoColor visual.

            -12       Use a 12 bit PseudoColor visual.

            -24       Use a 24 bit TrueColor visual.

            -visual VISUAL
                      Use  VISUAL  instead  of  the  default  visual. See also the section VISUAL
                      FORMAT below for the list of possible visual types.

            -dpi DPI  Use DPI as dpi (dot per inch) value for vector format images  such  as  PS,
                      PDF,  SVG,  and  TeX,  LaTeX  documents.  Default is 300. The option has no
                      effect for bitmap images.

            -lang LANGUAGE
                      Use LANGUAGE instead of the default language set by the environment.

            -encoding 0/8/16
                      Use UTF8, or one of the usual earliers 8bit locales (or  one  of  the  rare
                      16bit locales). Default is 0, i.e. UTF8.

            -menufont FONT
                      Use  FONT  in  the  menu  fonts.  This should be specified according to the
                      fontconfig library specifications. Default is Liberation-10:matrix=0.85 0 0
                      0.9 , that is Liberation font with a suitable matrix scaling.

            -textfont FONT
                      Use  FONT  as  default text font. This should be specified according to the
                      fontconfig library specifications. Default is Times-18 , that is  Times  at

            -twistcolor VALUE
                      Use  an  hexadecimal  color  value #PQRSTU in order to indicate insensitive
                      items in the menus through a color twist - if # is replaced with  |  (resp.
                      &, ^) the resulting value is an OR (resp. AND, XOR) of the specified normal
                      color with the given hexadecimal value. When #PQRSTU is  replaced  by  ~PQ,
                      the option sets a transparency level instead.

            -hilitcolor VALUE
                      Use   VALUE  to  modify  background  color  for  hilighted  items.  Use  an
                      hexadecimal value #PQRSTU which is either close  to  #000000  or  close  to
                      #ffffff for best results.

            -sharedir DIR
                      Use DIR instead of the default share directory (e.g. /usr/share/xpaint).

            -rcfile FILE
                      Load  FILE  instead  of  the default RC file specified at compile time. See
                      also the section RC FILE FORMAT below.

            -msgfile FILE
                      Load FILE instead of the default message file specified in the app-defaults
                      file  (if  any).  The  directory is relative to the share directory, unless
                      FILE starts with a slash or a dot character.

            -helpfile FILE
                      Load FILE instead of the default help file specified  in  the  app-defaults
                      file  (if  any).  The  directory is relative to the share directory, unless
                      FILE starts with a slash or a dot character.

            -canvas   Popup an empty canvas on startup.

                      This controls whether the floating canvas popup shows the whole  menu  from
                      the canvas menubar.

                      This  controls  whether  the  floating  canvas  popup  just  shows the edit

                      Do not show menu bar on top of canvas windows.

                      Operate xpaint in screenshot mode from start-up.

            -operation  NUMBER
                      Start with operation <NUMBER> set in tool panel.

            -undosize  NUMBER
                      Set undo memory limit to <NUMBER> (default is 1 - only one undo !)

            -filter  FILE
                      Define filter at start-up by using <FILE> as C-script.

            -proc  FILE
                      Define and execute procedure at start-up by using <FILE> as C-script.

            -nowarn   Do not emit warnings about possible data loss due  to  different  depth  of
                      display and image.

            -astext   Try to load as text those files which fail to be detected as a proper image

            -help     Give a summary of the available options.


       The toolbox window is displayed when XPaint is started.  The toolbox is used to select  an
       operation  which  can  then  be  applied to any image area presented (painting window, fat
       bits, pattern editor, etc.).  The window has a selection of painting operations (as icons)
       and several pull down menus.


       The  painting  window  holds  a  canvas  area  for painting the displayed image, menus for
       performing operations on this image, and  primary  and  secondary  color/pattern  palettes
       along with buttons for adding to these.


       The  display  visual  to  use  may be specified using the -visual option.  Choices for the
       argument are: TrueColor, PseudoColor, DirectColor, StaticColor, StaticGray, GrayScale,  or
       the decimal visual number (from xdpyinfo).  Examples:

            -visual TrueColor

            -visual GrayScale

            -visual PseudoColor

            -visual 47

       Alternatively,  -8, -12, and -24 are also acceptable for specifying pseudo8, pseudo12, and
       truecolor24 respectively.


       The RC file can be used to customize the color/pattern palettes.  If a system-wide RC file
       is  specified  with  the  -rcFile option, that file is read first; otherwise, the defaults
       specified at compile time are loaded.  Then, the file .XPaintrc is searched for  first  in
       the  user's  home directory and then in the current directory. Any settings specified here
       are appended to the one in the system-wide RC file.

       Any time a new canvas is created, the .XPaintrc file is read again if it has changed.

       The RC file can contain any of the following entries, in any order:

            #         or

            !         at the start of a line initiates a  comment.   The  rest  of  the  line  is

            solid color
                      where  color  is a color in standard X11 format (eg.  GoldenRod1, #a2b5cd -
                      see also X(1)) adds a solid color to the palette.

            pattern BeginData bitmap EndData
                      where bitmap is a bitmap specification in XBM or XPM format,  adds  a  fill
                      pattern to the palette.

                      Note  that  there  must be a newline after BeginData, and that EndData must
                      appear on a line by itself.

            pattern filename
                      where filename is a file containing a bitmap in XBM  or  XPM  format,  also
                      adds a pattern to the palette.

       The  squares in the palette have a default size of 24 by 24 pixels. This can be changed by
       setting the XPaint.patternsize resource to a number between 4 and 64.


       The original author is David Koblas,  Around 1992, he wrote this : I am
       interested in how this program is used, if you find any bugs, I'll fix them; if you notice
       any rough spots, or think of some way in which it could be better, feel free to drop me  a

       Torsten   Martinsen,,   has   taken  maintenance  from  1996  to  2000
       approximately, from version 2.2 to version 2.6.2.

       Jean-Pierre Demailly,,  who  started  maintaining  Xpaint
       around 1999, is to blame for any (mis)features added in version 2.5.8 and in the following

       Many people, too numerous to mention, have contributed to the development of  XPaint.  See
       ChangeLog in the source distribution for details.

                                          XPAINT_RELEASE                                xpaint(1)