Pnmpad User Manual(0)                                    Pnmpad User Manual(0)


       pnmpad - add borders to a PNM image


       pnmpad   [-verbose]   [-white|-black]  [-width=pixels]  [-halign=ratio]
       [-left=pixels]   [-right=pixels]    [-height=pixels]    [-valign=ratio]
       [-top=pixels] [-bottom=pixels] [pnmfile]

       All  options  can  be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix.  You
       may use two hyphens instead of one to designate an option.  You may use
       either  white  space  or  an equals sign between an option name and its


       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       pnmpad reads a PNM image as input and outputs a PNM image that  is  the
       input image plus black or white borders of the sizes specified.

       If  you  just  need to convert an image to a certain size regardless of
       the original dimensions, pamcut with the -pad option may  be  a  better


              Verbose output.


       -black Set pad color.  Default is -black.




              Specify amount of left and right padding in pixels.

              -left and -right directly specify the amount of padding added to
              the left and right sides, respectively, of the image.

              Alternatively, you can specify -width and just one of -left  and
              -right  and  pnmpad calculates the required padding on the other
              side based on the width of the input image.  If the -width value
              is  less than the width of the image plus the specified padding,
              the -width values is ignored.

              If you specify all three of -width, -left, and -right, you  must
              ensure  that the -left and -right padding are sufficient to make
              the image at least as wide as -width specifies.  Otherwise, pnm-
              pad fails.

              When  you  specify -width without -left or -right, and -width is
              larger than the input  image,  pnmpad  chooses  left  and  right
              padding  amounts  in  a  certain  ratio.  That ratio defaults to
              half, but you can set it to anything (from  0  to  1)  with  the
              -halign  option.  If the input image is already at least as wide
              as -width specifies, pnmpad adds no padding.

              Common values for -halign are:

       0.0    left aligned

       0.5    center aligned (default)

       1.0    right aligned

              Before Netpbm 10.23 (July 2004), pnmpad did not allow the  -left
              or -right option together with -width.




              These  options  determine the vertical padding.  They are analo-
              gous to the horizontal padding options above.


       Before February 2002, pnmpad had a different option  syntax  which  was
       less expressive and not like conventional Netpbm programs.  That syntax
       is still understood by pnmpad for backward compatibility, but not docu-
       mented or supported for future use.


       pbmmake(1), pnmpaste(1), pamcut(1), pnmcrop(1), pamcomp(1), pbm(1)


       Copyright (C) 2002 by Martin van Beilen

       Copyright (C) 1990 by Angus Duggan

       Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.

       Permission  to  use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
       documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby  granted,  pro-
       vided  that  the  above  copyright notice appear in all copies and that
       both that copyright notice and this permission notice  appear  in  sup-
       porting  documentation.   This  software  is  provided  ’as is’ without
       express or implied warranty.

netpbm documentation            26 January 2002          Pnmpad User Manual(0)

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