Ppmpat User Manual

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Updated: 12 June 2004
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NAME

ppmpat - make a pretty PPM image

 

SYNOPSIS

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

You can abbreviate any option to its shortest unique prefix.

 

DESCRIPTION

This program is part of Netpbm(1).

ppmpat produces a PPM 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 | pnmquant 128 should generate a nice background.

Some of these patterns have large numbers of colors, so if you want a simpler pattern, use pnmquant on the output.

 

OPTIONS

The options specify various pattern types:

-gingham2
A gingham check pattern. Can be tiled.

-gingham3
A slightly more complicated gingham. Can be tiled.

-madras
A madras plaid. Can be tiled.

-tartan
A tartan plaid. Can be tiled.

-poles
Color gradients centered on randomly-placed poles.

-squig
Squiggley tubular pattern. Can be tiled.

-camo
Camouflage pattern.

-anticamo
Anti-camouflage pattern - like -camo, but ultra-bright colors.

 

REFERENCES

Some of the patterns are from 'Designer's Guide to Color 3' by Jeanne Allen.

 

SEE ALSO

pnmtile(1), pnmquant(1), ppmmake(1), ppmrainbow(1), pamgradient(1), ppm(1)

 

AUTHOR

Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.


 

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