XPM – X11 Pixmap

Driver short name


Driver built-in by default

This driver is built-in by default

GDAL includes support for reading and writing XPM (X11 Pixmap Format) image files. These are colormapped one band images primarily used for simple graphics purposes in X11 applications. It has been incorporated in GDAL primarily to ease translation of GDAL images into a form usable with the GTK toolkit.

The XPM support does not support georeferencing (not available from XPM files) nor does it support XPM files with more than one character per pixel. New XPM files must be colormapped or greyscale, and colortables will be reduced to about 70 colors automatically.

NOTE: Implemented as gdal/frmts/xpm/xpmdataset.cpp.

Driver capabilities

Supports CreateCopy()

This driver supports the GDALDriver::CreateCopy() operation

Supports VirtualIO

This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)