[MUD-Dev] Re: Terrain/Landmass & GIF/BMP

John Bertoglio alexb at internetcds.com
Wed Oct 7 21:45:34 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998


From: Hal Black <hal at moos.ml.org>
Date: Wednesday, October 07, 1998 8:33 PM


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>I suggest looking at the PPM format (portable pixel map)  It is a very
>simple format, and I have used it for maps I've made.  In a nutshell,
>you output the color values one after another for each pixel.  There is
>a binary and even an ascii text mode.  The header is a very simple.
>
>You can view and edit these PPM files in various unix paint programs
>(gimp, etc).  Paint shop pro, and I think photoshop, for windows also
>supports it.


Photoshop for windows does for sure.
>
>Sorry, I don't have any references handy.  Search the net for references to
>netpbm and ppm.
>


http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/~mxr/gfx/2d/PPM.txt

has a simple description.

BTW, I asked this same question (for the same reason) of the list about a
year ago. Great answers are in the archives.

John Bertoglio

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