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       dcmpsmk - Create DICOM grayscale softcopy presentation state


       dcmpsmk [options] dcmfile-in dcmfile-out


       The  dcmpsmk  utility  reads a DICOM image file and creates a grayscale
       softcopy presentation state object  according  to  Supplement  33.  The
       presentation  state object is written back to file. A number of command
       line options allow to specify how  certain  constructs  that  might  be
       present  in  the  image  file  should be referenced or activated in the
       presentation state. The newly created presentation state references the
       source  image  and contains values that should allow for a ’reasonable’
       display of the image when rendered under control  of  the  presentation


       dcmfile-in   DICOM image file to be read

       dcmfile-out  DICOM presentation state file to be created


   general options
         -h   --help
                print this help text and exit

                print version information and exit

         -v   --verbose
                verbose mode, print processing details

         -d   --debug
                debug mode, print debug information

   input options
       input file format:

         +f   --read-file
                read file format or data set (default)

         +fo  --read-file-only
                read file format only

         -f   --read-dataset
                read data set without file meta information

       input transfer syntax:

         -t=  --read-xfer-auto
                use TS recognition (default)

         -td  --read-xfer-detect
                ignore TS specified in the file meta header

         -te  --read-xfer-little
                read with explicit VR little endian TS

         -tb  --read-xfer-big
                read with explicit VR big endian TS

         -ti  --read-xfer-implicit
                read with implicit VR little endian TS

   processing options
       VOI transform handling:

         +Vl  --voi-lut
                use first VOI LUT if present (default)

         +Vw  --voi-window
                use first window center/width if present

         -V   --voi-ignore
                ignore VOI LUT and window center/width

       curve handling:

         +c   --curve-activate
                activate curve data if present (default)

         -c   --curve-ignore
                ignore curve data

       overlay handling:

         +oc  --overlay-copy
                copy overlays if not embedded, activate otherwise (default)

         +oa  --overlay-activate
                activate overlays

         -o   --overlay-ignore
                ignore overlays

       shutter handling:

         +s   --shutter-activate
                use shutter if present in image (default)

         -s   --shutter-ignore
                ignore shutter

       presentation LUT shape handling:

         +p   --plut-activate
                use presentation LUT shape if present (default)

         -p   --plut-ignore
                ignore presentation LUT shape


         +l1  --layer-single
                all curves and overlays are in one layer

         +l2  --layer-double
                one layer for curves, one for overlays (default)

         +ls  --layer-separate
                separate layers for each curve and overlay

       location of referenced image:

         -lx  --location-none
                image reference without location (default)

         -ln  --location-network  [a]etitle: string
                image located at application entity a

         -lm  --location-media  [f]ilesetID, fileset[UID]: string
                image located on storage medium

   output options
       output transfer syntax:

         +t=   --write-xfer-same
                 write with same TS as image file (default)

         +te   --write-xfer-little
                 write with explicit VR little endian TS

         +tb   --write-xfer-big
                 write with explicit VR big endian TS

         +ti   --write-xfer-implicit
                 write with implicit VR little endian TS


       All  command  line  tools  use  the  following notation for parameters:
       square brackets enclose optional  values  (0-1),  three  trailing  dots
       indicate  that multiple values are allowed (1-n), a combination of both
       means 0 to n values.

       Command line options are distinguished from parameters by a leading ’+’
       or  ’-’ sign, respectively. Usually, order and position of command line
       options are arbitrary (i.e. they  can  appear  anywhere).  However,  if
       options  are  mutually exclusive the rightmost appearance is used. This
       behaviour conforms to the standard  evaluation  rules  of  common  Unix

       In  addition,  one  or more command files can be specified using an ’@’
       sign as a prefix to the filename (e.g. @command.txt).  Such  a  command
       argument  is  replaced  by  the  content of the corresponding text file
       (multiple whitespaces are treated as a single separator) prior  to  any
       further  evaluation.  Please  note  that  a command file cannot contain
       another command file. This simple  but  effective  approach  allows  to
       summarize  common combinations of options/parameters and avoids longish
       and  confusing  command  lines  (an  example  is   provided   in   file


       The  dcmpsmk  utility  will  attempt  to  load  DICOM data dictionaries
       specified in the DCMDICTPATH environment variable. By default, i.e.  if
       the   DCMDICTPATH   environment   variable   is   not   set,  the  file
       <PREFIX>/lib/dicom.dic will be loaded unless the  dictionary  is  built
       into the application (default for Windows).

       The   default   behaviour  should  be  preferred  and  the  DCMDICTPATH
       environment variable only used when alternative data  dictionaries  are
       required.  The  DCMDICTPATH environment variable has the same format as
       the Unix shell PATH variable in that a colon (’:’)  separates  entries.
       The  data  dictionary  code will attempt to load each file specified in
       the DCMDICTPATH environment  variable.  It  is  an  error  if  no  data
       dictionary can be loaded.


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