Re: [Q] xfaces and xpm colormap...

Steve Kinzler (
Mon, 21 Oct 1996 08:25:09 -0500 (EST)

Sent 21Oct96 from to faces
+---------- [Q] xfaces and xpm colormap... ----------
| - How can I reduce the number of colours in xpm files?

Besides the options already mentioned, there's a handy script
called "recolor" in the AIcons support software (available
You need NetPBM installed, too. For maintaining the Picons
collections, I use this and the colormap/greymap files in*. Using these map
files means you're using the same standard reduced colorset that the
picons and other conforming systems use. However, for color XPMs of
people, they can often look pretty lousy and you have to resort to using
the greyscale map.

| you can do this with the netpbm package, although offhand I can't
| remember the exact command.

ppmquant(1), I believe.

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