In article <lawa-1402951702470001 at pc0519.ri.afrc.ac.uk>, lawa at bbsrc.ac.uk (Andy Law (Big Nose)) writes:
>>We have a need to manipulate some TIFF images (scans of autorads) on a SUN
>workstation. For some reason, the images are getting distorted when we
>move them to our Macs, so we want to try to crop them and manipulate them
>directly on the SUN before tarting them up with legends etc. on the Mac.
>>Can anyone point us in the direction of a suitable program?
>>( Andy.Law @ bbsrc.ac.uk )
>( Big Nose in Edinburgh )
Have you tried xpaint (in X11 contribs), you can find it at
The man page says that it can read TIFF images (at least that is what
I understand ;-)
the man page :
xpaint - Simple Paint program
xpaint [ -size WIDTHxHEIGHT ] [ -12 ] [ -24 ] [ filenames... ]
XPaint is a color image editing tool which features most standard paint
program options. It allows for the editing of multiple images simultane-
ously and supports various formats, including PPM, XBM, TIFF, etc.
The functionality of XPaint is divided into a toolbox area for selecting
the current paint operation and paint windows for modifying/creating
images. Each paint window has access to its own color palette and set of
patterns, although the paint operation in use is globally selected for all
XPaint runs on a variety of displays. It should be noted that saving
images will adapt them to the current display type (i.e. a color image
loaded on a greyscale screen will be saved as a grey image).
There is also an extensive on-line help system available.
Command Line Options
In addition to being able to specify image files to open, the following
options are available on the command line:
-size default width and height for new images
-12 use a 12 bit PseudoColor visual
-24 use a 24 bit TrueColor visual
The toolbox window is displayed when XPaint is started. The toolbox is
used to select an operation which can then be applied to any image area
presented (painting window, fat bits, pattern editor, etc.). The window
has a selection of painting operations (as icons) and several pull down
The painting window holds a canvas area for painting the displayed image,
menus for performing operations on this image, and primary and secondary
color/pattern palettes along with buttons for adding to these.
David Koblas, koblas at netcom.com. I am interested in how this program is
used, if you find any bugs, I'll fix them. If you notice any rough spots,
or think of some way in which it could be better, feel free to drop me a
Dr. Patricia Rodriguez-Tome | Email:tome at ebi.ac.uk
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