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25 May 2024 23:17:30 EDT (-0400)
  Re: XPM or PPM with Alpha input support  
From: Le Forgeron
Date: 5 Jan 2020 07:35:08
Message: <5e11d7fc$1@news.povray.org>
Le 05/01/2020 à 13:01, Mr a écrit :
> "Mr" <mauriceraybaud [at] hotmail dot fr>> wrote:
>> Hi, I'm searching for an input image format that would be Ascii based, not
>> binary, but still support alpha transparency.
>> I saw PPM as a perfect example if it could bear transparency info, so this is
>> basically a feature request for POV to support XPM in same places (input images
>> as images_map or normal) or maybe the info of a workaround, like any format
>> already supported that would have a, maybe less known, ascii version?
> (This issue is the blocking point to the creation of a free assets libary)
A collection of tools is better than a tool that try to make everything.

Just uses XPM as you want, then use imagemagick's convert to transform
in png, and voilà.

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