ront at niwot.CFNR.ColoState.EDU
Wed Nov 24 13:10:24 EST 1993
The man page for "xsetroot" discussed that bitmaps are made from the program
"bitmap", and the man page for that says that a bitmap is simply made up of
1's and 0's; so my quess is you wouldn't be able to convert your many color
image into a bitmap as impressive as your original .tiff.
Instead, try using the 'display root:' options of the program XV; available
via ftp :
xv by John Bradley. X-based image display, manipulation, and format
conversion package. XV displays many image formats and permits editing
of GIF files, among others. The program was updated 5/92; see the file
contrib/xv-3.00.tar.Z on export.lcs.mit.edu.
Actually, the last revision was 3/30/93, at least what I have.
This program will read your .tiff file and display it as your "root"
background, if you choose that option. You can crop, coloredit, shrink,
etc. with XV.
XV is not a freeware program; John wants some cash if you use it
on a regular basis. See the README file included. XV also reads and
displays .bmp, .gif, .pbm, .ppm, .jpg, and uncompressed sunrast file formats.
This is not a paid advertisement, just some advice on a handy utility
program from a fellow GRASSuser who has found it useful.
Ronald Thomas ront at meeker.cfnr.colostate.edu
Natural Resource Spec. (GIS) ^^^ Phone: 303-586-3565 x285
Resources Management Division ^^ ^^^^^ FAX: 303-586-4702
Rocky Mountain National Park ^^^ ^^^^^^^ Estes Park, CO 80517
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