gpiv_combing - Combines two single-exposed images into one image file
gpiv_combing [-a | --suf_a S] [-b | --suf_b S] [-d | --dt S] [-h |
--help] [-p | --print] [-s | --skip S] [-t | --type] [-u | --suf_num N]
[-v | --version] [-V | --verbose] [-w | --warning] file_basename
gpiv_combing combines two images from a common image format that use
lossless compressing schemes into a Portable Network Graphics image
with extension .png. The resulting ´double frame´ image is used for
cross-correlation with gpiv_rr (or gpiv). Additional information is
added to the image header, like the parameter for enabling cross
correlation, separation time between the recordings of the two images
and the name of this program.
This program uses the IMG configuration parameters. As the input images
are single-frame and will probably not contain the required X_corr
parameter in its header, the IMG.X_corr setting will have to be set to
0 for the correct loading.
The default settings may be overruled by the command line options, as
-h | --help
-a | --suf_a S
The filename of the first image is generated from the
file_basename, the suffix S (default: _a) and from the image
-b | --suf_b S
The filename of the second image is generated from the
file_basename, the suffix S (default: _b) and from the image
-d | --dt S
The time between subsequent images in milliseconds. The value
will be written to the image header. If -s | --skip is used, the
separation time will be adapted to the correct value.
-p | --print
Prints parameters to stdout.
-s | --skip S
Skip S numbers; the first image with number N (defined by -u |
--suf_num N) will be combined with the second image N+S+1
(default: S = 0)
-t | --type
Type or format of the input image (default png). Supported
formats are: raw binary (r), hdf5 (gpi), gif, tif, bmp and pgm.
The format of the output image will always be png.
-u | --suf_num N
If images are numbered instead of having suffixes _a and _b. N
represents the first of the two numbered frames which will be
combined with frame N + 1. The combined image will be named to
file_basenameN.png. So, only odd or even numbered images will
result to be loaded in gpiv_rr (or gpiv) for cross-correlation.
-v | --version
Print version information on standard output, then exit
-V | --verbose
Program behaves verbose during operation, like printing
filenames, separation time.
-w | --warning
Checks and warns if one of the two input images already contain
an image pair, i.e. the header parameter X-corr is set TRUE. The
program will exit if this is the case. Besides this warning, the
program will always check if the images are of equal sizes. If
an input image does not contain the X-corr parameter in its
header, the parameter will be read from the parameter resources.
Not using this option allows to keep the settings in the
parameter resources in any state.
The filename without the image extension (like .png, .tif etc)
and suffix or number.
Suppose two single-exposed images will have to be combined for cross-
correlation with names image_a.gif and image_b.gif: so the
file_basename will be "image", _a and _b are default suffixes and the
image type has to be defined. The program is used following:
gpiv_combing -t gif image
As PNG is default image format, -t key is not needed. Two images with
names turtle_slow.png and turtle_fast.png are combined with:
gpiv_combing -a _slow -b _fast turtle
For two numbered images img03.png and img04.png only the starting
number will have to defined:
gpiv_combing -u 3 img0
Two numbered images img03.png and img09.png will have to be combined by
skipping 5 images in-between. If -d | --dt S is used, the correct
separation time between the combined frames is calculated from S:
gpiv_combing -u 3 -s 5 img0
The program uses netpbm.
Gerber Van der Graaf
31 October 2006