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For those that don't know, PPM is probably the simplest possible image file format that other software will actually read! For example, [http://www.irfanview.com/ IrfanView] will read it. Thus, this is a simple, light-weight way to write programs that will output graphics files, using only pure Haskell 98 I/O.
 
For those that don't know, PPM is probably the simplest possible image file format that other software will actually read! For example, [http://www.irfanview.com/ IrfanView] will read it. Thus, this is a simple, light-weight way to write programs that will output graphics files, using only pure Haskell 98 I/O.
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=== ASCII PPM ===
   
 
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The code is actually designed to work with my [[Library for colours]] - but you can supply something of your own if you prefer.
 
The code is actually designed to work with my [[Library for colours]] - but you can supply something of your own if you prefer.
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=== Binary PPM ===
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This is the 'P6' PPM format. The header is still plain ASCII, but the actual raster data is binary. This makes the file roughly 10x smaller. I suspect it also makes it go ''faster'' too. This library is a drop-in replacement for the one about; include whichever one you want depending on what output you want.
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module Fast_PPM (make_ppm, save_ppm) where
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import Data.Word
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import qualified Data.ByteString as BIN
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import Colour
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quant8 :: Double -> Word8
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quant8 x = floor $ x * 0xFF
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cquant8 :: Colour -> [Word8]
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cquant8 (Colour r g b) = [quant8 r, quant8 g, quant8 b]
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string_to_bin :: String -> BIN.ByteString
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string_to_bin = BIN.pack . map (fromIntegral . fromEnum)
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header :: [[Colour]] -> BIN.ByteString
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header pss =
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let nx = length $ head pss
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ny = length pss
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in string_to_bin $ "P6\n" ++ show nx ++ " " ++ show ny ++ " 255\n"
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body :: [[Colour]] -> BIN.ByteString
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body pss = BIN.pack $ concatMap (cquant8 . cclip) $ concat pss
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make_ppm :: [[Colour]] -> BIN.ByteString
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make_ppm pss = BIN.append (header pss) (body pss)
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save_ppm :: FilePath -> [[Colour]] -> IO ()
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save_ppm f pss = BIN.writeFile f (make_ppm pss)
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</haskell>

Revision as of 12:48, 17 April 2007


Here's a trivial little thing I wrote for saving PPM images.

For those that don't know, PPM is probably the simplest possible image file format that other software will actually read! For example, IrfanView will read it. Thus, this is a simple, light-weight way to write programs that will output graphics files, using only pure Haskell 98 I/O.

1 ASCII PPM

module PPM (make_ppm, save_ppm) where
 
import Colour
 
save_ppm :: FilePath -> [[Colour]] -> IO ()
save_ppm f css = writeFile f $ make_ppm css
 
make_ppm :: [[Colour]] -> String
make_ppm css =
  "P3\n" ++ (show $ length $ head css) ++ " " ++ (show $ length css) ++ " 255\n" ++
  (unlines $ map unwords $ group 15 $ map show $ concatMap colour $ concat css)
 
group _ [] = []
group n xs =
  let (xs0,xs1) = splitAt n xs
  in  xs0 : group n xs1
 
colour (Colour r g b) = [channel r, channel g, channel b]
 
channel :: Double -> Int
channel = floor . (255*) . min 1 . max 0

The code is actually designed to work with my Library for colours - but you can supply something of your own if you prefer.

2 Binary PPM

This is the 'P6' PPM format. The header is still plain ASCII, but the actual raster data is binary. This makes the file roughly 10x smaller. I suspect it also makes it go faster too. This library is a drop-in replacement for the one about; include whichever one you want depending on what output you want.

module Fast_PPM (make_ppm, save_ppm) where
 
import Data.Word
import qualified Data.ByteString as BIN
import Colour
 
quant8 :: Double -> Word8
quant8 x = floor $ x * 0xFF
 
cquant8 :: Colour -> [Word8]
cquant8 (Colour r g b) = [quant8 r, quant8 g, quant8 b]
 
string_to_bin :: String -> BIN.ByteString
string_to_bin = BIN.pack . map (fromIntegral . fromEnum)
 
header :: [[Colour]] -> BIN.ByteString
header pss =
  let nx = length $ head pss
      ny = length        pss
  in  string_to_bin $ "P6\n" ++ show nx ++ " " ++ show ny ++ " 255\n"
 
body :: [[Colour]] -> BIN.ByteString
body pss = BIN.pack $ concatMap (cquant8 . cclip) $ concat pss
 
make_ppm :: [[Colour]] -> BIN.ByteString
make_ppm pss = BIN.append (header pss) (body pss)
 
save_ppm :: FilePath -> [[Colour]] -> IO ()
save_ppm f pss = BIN.writeFile f (make_ppm pss)