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pcdovtoppm - create index image for a photo CD


pcdovtoppm [-m width] [-s size] [-a across] [-c colors] [-f font] [-b|-w] [pcdfile]


This program is part of Netpbm(1).

This program generates an index image in PPM format for a photo CD, based on the photo CD overview file.

You can achieve a similar result with hpcdtoppm -Overview followed by pnmindex -black on the generated PPM images.


In addition to the options common to all programs based on libnetpbm (most notably -quiet, see
Common Options
), pcdovtoppm recognizes the following command line options:

Maximum width of the result image (default: 1152).
Maximum size of each of the images (default: 192).
Maximum number of images across (default: 6).
Maximum number of colors, or n

to mean no quantization

Font to be used for annotation (default: internal font).
Black background color (default).
White background color.

The Netpbm common options -version, -plain and -quiet were implemented starting with Netpbm 10.91 (June 2020). Before that, none of these options were valid.


pcdovtoppm -m 768 -s 96 -f smallfont.pbm overview.pcd > overview.ppm

pcdovtoppm /cdrom/photo_cd/overview.pcd | ppmtojpeg > overview.jpg


This program was formerly called pcdindex, which did not fit Netpbm naming conventions.


hpcdtoppm(1), pnmindex(1), ppmtojpeg(1), ppm(1)


This manual page was generated by the Netpbm tool 'makeman' from HTML source. The master documentation is at
02 August 2020 netpbm documentation