[erlang-questions] What's the best way of producing bitmaps/pixelmaps through Erlang.

Richard Carlsson <>
Tue May 17 18:12:05 CEST 2011

On 05/07/2011 09:39 PM, G.S. wrote:
> Thanks, I will check both.
> By the way, the purpose of use is creating Fractal Art.
> Regards,
> -Gene

If you just want to get started as quickly as possible, you could write 
to PPM format ASCII text files 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netpbm_format) and then use pnmtotiff, 
pnmtojpeg, etc. (see http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/) to convert them to 
the format you prefer. The ASCII representation makes it easy to look at 
the output while you're debugging, so that right now you can focus on 
generating graphics rather than getting the output format right. Some 
tools, such as GIMP, can read/write PPM files directly, if you want to 
quickly view the result.


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