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       anytopnm - convert an arbitrary type of image file to PBM, PGM, or PPM


       anytopnm [file]


       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       anytopnm  converts  the input image, which may be in any of about 100 graphics formats, to
       PBM, PGM, or PPM format, depending on that nature of the input image, and  outputs  it  to
       Standard Output.

       To determine the format of the input, anytopnm uses the file program (possibly assisted by
       the magic numbers file fragment included with Netpbm).  If  that  fails  (very  few  image
       formats  have  magic  numbers),  anytopnm looks at the filename extension.  If that fails,
       anytopnm punts.

       The type of the output file depends on the input image.

       anytopnm uses the converters for particular  graphics  formats  that  are  in  the  Netpbm
       package,  so  it can't convert any format that you couldn't convert with some other Netpbm
       program.  What anytopnm adds is the  ability  to  recognize  the  format  and  choose  the
       appropriate  Netpbm  program  to convert it.  For example, if you invoke anytopnm on a GIF
       file, anytopnm will recognize that it is a GIF file and therefore giftopnm  knows  how  to
       convert it to PNM, so anytopnm invokes giftopnm.

       anytopnm cannot recognize every possible input format, so you may still be able to convert
       an image with a specific Netpbm program when anytopnm fails to convert it.

       If file indicates that the input file is compressed (either via Unix  compress,  gzip,  or
       bzip  compression),  anytopnm  uncompresses it and proceeds as above with the uncompressed

       If file indicates that the input file is encoded by uuencode or btoa, anytopnm decodes  it
       and proceeds as above with the decoded result.

       If file is - or not given, anytopnm takes its input from Standard Input.

       Many  image  formats are capable of representing multiple images.  In most cases, anytopnm
       converts these to multi-image Netpbm images, but for some formats, anytopnm converts  only
       the first image and ignores the rest.

       In  the  case  of  a multi-image GIF input, anytopnm converts all the images starting with
       Netpbm 10.69 (December 2014), but only the first in earlier releases.


       There are no command line options defined specifically for anytopnm.

       anytopnm does not recognize the options common to all programs based on libnetpbm (See
        Common Options ⟨index.html#commonoptions⟩ .)  However, the -version option works.


       pamfile(1), pnm(1), file man page


       Copyright (C) 1991 by Jef Poskanzer.


       This manual page was generated by the Netpbm tool 'makeman' from HTML source.  The  master
       documentation is at