converting one type of image file into another

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 28 10:38:18 EST 1995


bhagwati at tifrvax.tifr.res.in (BHAGWATI) writes:

>I wish to know if there are softwares available which could convert one type of 
>image file into another, such as .gif into .bmp or .tiff format. If it is so 
>then, are they available for free access on any ftp site?
>Thankx.
>Bhagwati.

For Unix, there is the PBMPlus suite of programs.  Each one is a small
filter between two formats.  By piping them together you can convert
almost anything into almost anything else!

The package is fairly large, and it *won't* cope with jpeg, but most
raster formats (BMP, PCX, XBM, XPM, GIF etc) are catered for.

The more common formats are also all readable and writeable by XV,
which also has the advantage that you can see the image!

Tim.





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