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PBMTOIMGV(1) General Commands Manual PBMTOIMGV(1)


pbmtoimgv - Portable Bitmap to Pilot Image Viewer converter, version 2.1.


pbmtoimgv [-h] [-v] [-t title] [-n notefile] [-{c|m|u}] [in [out]]


pbmtoimgv is a simple filter for converting Portable Bitmap to monochrome Pilot Image Viewer pdb files.

If an image's width is not a multiple of 16 pixels, enough extra white pixels will be added at the right side to ensure alignment. Images will be padded, with white pixels, to a width and height of 160 if needed.


Display a short summary of the command line options and exit.
Display the version and exit.
Specify the title of the image (up to 31 characters).
Specify the note file. No note is attached to the image by default.
Produce a compressed image.
Produce a compressed image if it is smaller than the uncompressed version. This is the default compression mode.
Produce an uncompressed image.
The input file. The default is the standard input.
The output file. The default is the standard output.


imgvinfo(1), imgvtopnm(1), imgvview(1), pgmtoimgv(1), ppmimgvquant(1), pbm(5), pgm(5).


Bug reports should be sent to Eric A. Howe (


Copyright (C) 1997,1998 Eric A. Howe <>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

Sept 1997