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pnmtosgi - convert a PNM image to a SGI image file



[-imagename Name]


This program is part of Netpbm(1)

pnmtosgi reads a PNM image as input and produces an SGI image file as output. The SGI image will be 2-dimensional (1 channel) for PBM and PGM input, and 3-dimensional (3 channels) for PPM.

Write an uncompressed file.
Write a compressed (run length encoded) file.
Write the string 'name' into the imagename field of the header. The name string is limited to 79 characters. If no name is given, pnmtosgi writes 'no name' into this field.

SGI Image File Format documentation (draft v0.95) by Paul Haeberli ( Available via ftp at

pnm(5) , sgitopnm(1)

Copyright (C) 1994 by Ingo Wilken (

29 January 1994 netpbm documentation