Ppmtowinicon User Manual(0)                        Ppmtowinicon User Manual(0)


       ppmtowinicon - convert PPM image into a Windows .ico file





       [ppmfile [andfile] ...]


       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       ppmtowinicon  reads  one  or  more  PPM  images as input and produces a
       Microsoft Windows .ico file as output.

       A Windows icon contains 1 or more images, at different resolutions  and
       color  depths.   When  Windows  wants  to display the icon, it searches
       through the images to find the one the best matches the number of  col-
       ors and resolution of the display.

       Microsoft  recommends  including at least the following formats in each

       ·      16 x 16 - 4 bpp

       ·      32 x 32 - 4 bpp

       ·      48 x 48 - 8 bpp

       If you don’t specify any input files, input is from Standard Input.

       Output is to Standard Output unless you specify -output.

       If you specify the -andmask option, you get (partly) transparent icons.
       In  that  case,  your arguments are pairs of file names, with the first
       file name being that of the image and the second file name  being  that
       of a standard Netpbm PGM transparency mask (see the pgmformatspecifica-

       In a .ico  file,  there  is  no  such  thing  as  partial  transparency
       (translucency).   Where  the  PGM mask says completely opaque, the icon
       will be opaque.  Everywhere else, the icon will be  transparent.   Note
       that as with any Netpbm program, you can use a PBM image for the trans-
       parency mask and ppmtowinicon will treat it like a PGM.

       The and mask is like an alpha mask, except for what it signifies in the
       "not  opaque"  areas.  In the usual case, the foreground image is black
       in those areas, and in that case the areas are fully transparent -- the
       background  shows through the icon.  But in general, a not opaque pixel
       signifies that the background and foreground should be merged  as  fol-
       lows:  The  intensities  of the color components in the forgeground and
       background are represented as binary numbers, then  corresponding  bits
       of   the  background  and  foreground  intensities  are  exlusive-or’ed
       together.  So there is a sort of reverse video effect.

       If you don’t want this special effect and instead want  straightforward
       transparency,  use the -truetransparent option.  This causes ppmtowini-
       con to make the base image black everywhere your transparency mask says
       transparent,  regardless of what color you input image is at that loca-

       If you don’t specify -andmask, ppmtowinicon puts all-opaque  and  masks
       into the .ico file.


              Include  transparency  information in the icons.  See the trans-
              parency section .

              Name of output file.  By default, ppmtowinicon writes  the  icon
              to Standard Output.

              Make  transparency  in  the  icon  normal instead of the special
              reverse video effect.  See the transparency section .


       winicontoppm(1), ppm(1) pgm(1)


       Copyright (C) 2000 by Lee Benfield.

netpbm documentation              01 May 2004      Ppmtowinicon User Manual(0)

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