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Linux / Unix Command: pnmtofits
Command Library


pnmtofits - convert a portable anymap into FITS format  


pnmtofits [-max f] [-min f] [pnmfile]  


Reads a portable anymap as input. Produces a FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) file as output. The resolution of the output file is either 8 bits/pixel, or 16 bits/pixel, depending on the value of maxval in the input file. If the input file is a portable bitmap or a portable graymap, the output file consists of a single plane image (NAXIS = 2). If instead the input file is a portable pixmap, the output file will consist of a three-plane image (NAXIS = 3, NAXIS3 = 3). A full description of the FITS format can be found in Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement Series 44 (1981), page 363.  


Flags -min and -max can be used to set DATAMAX, DATAMIN, BSCALE and BZERO in the FITS header, but do not cause the data to be rescaled.  


fitstopnm(1), pgm(5)  

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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