meta2bmp - convert metafile to Windows Bitmap (BMP) File
meta2bmp [ -c | -r ][ -x width ][ -y height ][ -m minrad ][ -o outname
] file ..
Meta2bmp reads each metafile file in sequence and converts it to a
compressed, color-mapped BMP file. The result is sent to the standard
output (which must be redirected) unless the -o option is used. The
argument to the -o option specifies the base file name, to which a page
number and ".bmp" is added as a suffix. Note that this option must be
present in order to produce more than a single page of output.
The default output resolution is 400 by 400, but a different resolution
can be given with the -x and -y options.
The -m option can be used to set a minimum value for the line radius in
pixels. This may be helpful for improving the readability of high
resolution output. The default value is 0, which allows lines of one
If the option -c is specified, the input files are only conditioned for
output, ie. expanded (see pexpand). This is useful if many copies of
the same output is desired. If the option -r is instead specified, the
input is assumed already to be conditioned. If no input files are
specified, the standard input is read.
To convert the plots examp1.plt and examp2.plt to 1024x1024 Targa
bgraph examp1.plt examp2.plt | meta2bmp -o examp -x 1024 -y 1024
see pexpand(1) and psort(1)
bgraph(1), igraph(1), meta2tga(1), pexpand(1), psmeta(1), psort(1),