pnmtofits(1)                                         pnmtofits(1)

NAME
       pnmtofits - convert a portable anymap into FITS format

SYNOPSIS
       pnmtofits [-max f] [-min f] [pnmfile]

DESCRIPTION
       Reads a portable anymap as input.  Produces a FITS (Flexi-
       ble Image Transport System) file as output.   The  resolu-
       tion  of  the  output  file  is either 8 bits/pixel, or 16
       bits/pixel, depending on the value of maxval in the  input
       file.   If  the  input  file  is  a  portable  bitmap or a
       portable graymap, the output file  consists  of  a  single
       plane  image  (NAXIS  = 2). If instead the input file is a
       portable pixmap, the output file will consist of a  three-
       plane  image  (NAXIS = 3, NAXIS3 = 3).  A full description
       of the FITS format can be  found  in  Astronomy  &  Astro-
       physics Supplement Series 44 (1981), page 363.

OPTIONS
       Flags  -min  and -max can be used to set DATAMAX, DATAMIN,
       BSCALE and BZERO in the FITS header, but do not cause  the
       data to be rescaled.

SEE ALSO
       fitstopnm(1), pgm(5)

AUTHOR
       Copyright  (C) 1989 by Wilson H. Bent (whb@hoh-2.att.com),
       with modifications by Alberto Accomazzi  (alberto@cfa.har-
       vard.edu).

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