ppmpat - make a pretty pixmap
Produces a portable pixmap of the specified width and
height, with a pattern in it.
This program is mainly to demonstrate use of the ppmdraw
routines, a simple but powerful drawing library. See the
ppmdraw.h include file for more info on using these
routines. Still, some of the patterns can be rather pretty.
If you have a color workstation, something like __ppmpat
- squig 300 300 | ppmquant 128__ should generate a nice
The different flags specify various different pattern
A gingham check pattern. Can be tiled.
A slightly more complicated gingham. Can be
A madras plaid. Can be tiled.
A tartan plaid. Can be tiled.
Color gradients centered on randomly-placed poles. May need
to be run through ppmquant.
Squiggley tubular pattern. Can be tiled. May need to be run
Camouflage pattern. May need to be run through
Anti-camouflage pattern - like -camo, but ultra-bright
colors. May need to be run through
All flags can be abbreviated to their shortest unique
Some of the patterns are from
pnmtile(1), ppmquant(1), ppm(5)
Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.