ppmtopict(1)                                         ppmtopict(1)

NAME
       ppmtopict  -  convert  a  portable pixmap into a Macintosh
       PICT file

SYNOPSIS
       ppmtopict [ppmfile]

DESCRIPTION
       Reads a portable pixmap as input.   Produces  a  Macintosh
       PICT file as output.

       The  generated  file  is  only the data fork of a picture.
       You will need a program  such  as  mcvert  to  generate  a
       Macbinary  or  a  BinHex  file that contains the necessary
       information to identify the file as a PICT file to  MacOS.

       Even  though  PICT  supports  2 and 4 bits per pixel, ppm-
       topict always generates an 8 bits per pixel file.

BUGS
       The picture size field is only correct if the output is to
       a  file  since  writing  into  this field requires seeking
       backwards on a file.  However the PICT documentation seems
       to suggest that this field is not critical anyway since it
       is only the lower 16 bits of the picture size.

SEE ALSO
       picttoppm(1), ppm(5), mcvert(1)

AUTHOR
       Copyright (C) 1990 by Ken Yap <ken@cs.rocester.edu>.

                          15 April 1990                         1