meta2tga - convert metafile to Targa image format
meta2tga [ -c | -r ][ -x width ][ -y height ][ -m minrad ][ -o outname
] file ..
Meta2tga reads each metafile file in sequence and converts it to a
compressed, color-mapped Targa 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 ".tga" is added as a suffix. Note that this
option must be present in order to produce more than a single page of
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 | meta2tga -o examp -x 1024 -y 1024
see pexpand(1) and psort(1)
bgraph(1), igraph(1), meta2bmp(1), pexpand(1), psmeta(1), psort(1),