Help in creating a ppm image in C

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#1 Heathie89   User is offline

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Help in creating a ppm image in C

Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:25 PM


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#2 Salem_c   User is online

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Re: Help in creating a ppm image in C

Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:41 AM

I'm not surprised you're confused.

> 2. print_Row ( int yValue, // to specify which row to print , int width, int height)
> - makes a row of pixels from column start to column finish.
The prototype has "width" and "height"
The description talks about start/end columns.

Ask your tutor for clarification.
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#3 baavgai   User is offline

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Re: Help in creating a ppm image in C

Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:22 AM

Actually, your prototypes are pretty miserable.

Let's first go look at spec: http://en.wikipedia....i/Netpbm_format

Hmm... you probably want P3. More importantly, sending output to stdout may not be that helpful. Let's change that up a little:
// 1. make_header(int w, int h)
// yes, I stole this from WikiPedia
void make_header(FILE *fh, int width, int height) {
	fprintf(fh, "P3\n");
	fprintf(fh, "# The P3 means colors are in ASCII, then %d columns and %d rows,\n", width, height);
	fprintf(fh, "# then 255 for max color, then RGB triplets\n");
	fprintf(fh, "%d %d\n255\n", width, height);

Again, referencing the spec, this one isn't bad:
// 3. make_pixel(unsigned char r, unsigned char g, unsigned char B)/>
void make_pixel(FILE *fh, unsigned char r, unsigned char g, unsigned char b ) {
	fprintf(fh, "%3d %3d %3d   ", r, g, b );

It's that print_row that's confusing. It pretty much takes things out of context. Let's write a simple test instead:
void make_red_box(FILE *fh, int width, int height) {
	int x, y;
	make_header(fh, width, height);
	for(y=0; y<height; y++) {
		for(x=0; x<width; x++) {
		fprintf(fh, "\n"); // end the row

What would you have to do for your assignment? You have four colors; you need to figure where they land. You'll probably have at least a loop like the one above. It would be easier to have an array with all the pixel values and print that out. Perhaps print_Row assumes you do? Globals are evil, btw.

A couple of structs could do you a world of good here:
typedef struct {
	unsigned char r, g, b ;
} Pixel;

typedef struct {
	int width, int height;
	Pixel *data; // or Pixel **data
} Image;

Maybe some functions could be:
void writeImage(FILE *, Image *);
void setPixel(Image *, int x, int y, Pixel);
Pixel getPixel(Image *, int x, int y);
Pixel makePixel(unsigned char r, unsigned char g, unsigned char b );

Hope this helps.
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Re: Help in creating a ppm image in C

Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:03 PM

Topic closed. Do NOT remove the contents of your posts, as others may benefit from them in the future.
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