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PIX2ASC/ASC2PIX(1)		    BRL-CAD		    PIX2ASC/ASC2PIX(1)

NAME
       pix2asc,	asc2pix	- encode and decode color pixel	files

SYNOPSIS
       pix2asc _ file.pix _ file.asc

       asc2pix _ file.asc _ file.pix

DESCRIPTION
       Pix2asc and asc2pix are simple filters which convert color pix(5) files
       from their binary form to a portable ASCII form,	and back.  Pix2asc
       reads the binary	file on	standard in and	writes ASCII on	standard out.
       Asc2pix does the	reverse.

       The binary file consists	of a sequence of three-tuples of unsigned
       chars representing the red, green, and blue intensities for each	pixel.
       The ASCII version of the	file has one RGB pixel per newline-terminated
       line, with each pixel represented as six	hexadecimal digits.

       When moving pix(5) files	between	UNIX systems via tape (see tar(1) and
       cpio(1))	or via network (see rcp(1) and ftp(1)),	this conversion	to
       ASCII is	unnecessary, as	all UNIX files are byte	streams, regardless of
       the underlying hardware.	However, when transporting images to non-UNIX
       machines, these tools are invaluable. Note that rt(1) can directly
       generate	the ASCII form of an image file	using the -O flag, allowing it
       to be easily used on non-UNIX systems.

SEE ALSO
       brlcad(1), pix(5), bw(5)

AUTHOR
       Michael John Muuss

COPYRIGHT
       This software is	Copyright (c) 1989-2013	by the United States
       Government as represented by U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

BUG REPORTS
       Reports of bugs or problems should be submitted via electronic mail to
       <devs@brlcad.org>.

BRL-CAD				  07/08/2017		    PIX2ASC/ASC2PIX(1)

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