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       hdftor8 - extract 8-Bit raster images and palettes from HDF file


       hdftor8 hdf-file [-i] [-v] [-r raster-image-file] [-p pallette-file]


       hdftor8 extracts the raster images and/or palettes from an HDF file and
       stores them in one file that contains the raster image data and another
       that contains the palette data.

       The  names given for the raster image and palette files are interpreted
       by hdftor8 as follows: For each raster image file,  the  file  name  is
       given  the  extension  ".#.@.%",  where "#" represents the raster image
       number from the HDF file, "@" represents the x-dimension of the  raster
       image, and "%" represents the y-dimension of the raster image. For each
       palette file, the file name is given the  extensions  ".#",  where  "#"
       represents the palette number from the HDF format file.

       If  no  name  is  given  for  the  raster  image file, the default name
       "img.#.@.%" is assigned, where "#", "@", and "%" are as defined in  the
       preceding paragraph. The default name for a palette file is "pal.#".


       -i     Execute the program in interactive mode.

       -v     Execute  in verbose mode. Display diagnostic messages during the

       -r raster-image-file
              Specify the name of the raster image file.

       -p pallette-file
              Specify the name of the palette file.


       A file named "denm.hdf" contains three 512  x  256  raster  images  and
       three  palettes.  To store these images and palettes in separate raster
       image and palette files, use the following hdftor8 command:

               hdftor8 denm.hdf

       Six  files   are   created,   named   "img1.512.256",   "img2.512.256",
       "img3.512.256", "pal.1", "pal.2", and "pal.3".


       r8tohdf(1), hdf(5)

                               November 6, 1999