[xmonad] [OT] background image

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed Apr 2 01:21:23 EDT 2008

On Apr 2, 2008, at 0:12 , Roman Cheplyaka wrote:
> * Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> [2008-04-01  
> 20:04:38-0400]
>> X11 doesn't speak any file-based format.  There are some formats  
>> which
>> are close to the wire protocol:  xbm for fonts, cursors, and depth-1
>> windows, and xpm for other bit depths.  But when it comes down to  
>> it, the
>> program has to read whatever format you give it and populate a  
>> Pixmap,
>> then blit that to the window.
> Pretty close to what I expected. So, are there programs capable of
> converting jpegs to pixmaps and saving to file? qiv doesn't seem to  
> have
> such option.

ImageMagick's convert, jpeg2pnm | ppmtoxpm, djpeg | ppmtoxpm for  
three off the top of my head.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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