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A program to convert images saved as RLE (Utah raster toolkit) to GIF format.


rle2Gif [-q] [-c #Colors] [-h] RleFile
If no RleFile is given, Rle2Gif will try to read an Rle file from stdin.

Memory required:



Quiet mode. Defaults off on MSDOS, on under UNIX. Controls printout of running scan lines. Use -q- to invert.

[-c #Colors]
Select size of color map in the output Gif file. #Colors should be given as the based 2 log of number of colors. Default is 8 which is 256 colors, and which is also the maximum.
Print one line of command line help, similar to Usage above..


As the RLE format allows full 24 bits per pixel (8 per primary color) Colors must be quantized to the number of colors as set by the [-c] option, above. This process is quite slow. See the quantize.c file in the lib directory for the code for this quantization algorithm (median cut).


Gershon Elber
Eric S. Raymond <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>