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NAME

       mincmakescalar - convert vector minc files to scalar

SYNOPSIS

       mincmakescalar [<options>] <in>.mnc <out>.mnc

DESCRIPTION

       Mincmakescalar  converts vector minc files to scalar minc files. A vector minc file is one
       that contains the dimension  vector_dimension as the  fastest  varying  dimension  of  the
       image  data  and  represents  vector  data  at  each  voxel such as RGB images or gradient
       volumes. A scalar minc file does not contain the vector dimension and represents grayscale
       or intensity data.

       A variety of conversion schemes are possible. The simplest is an average of the components
       of the vector. The magnitude of the vector at each voxel can also be computed. RGB volumes
       can  be  converted  to  greyscale  by a standard linear combination. Finally, the user can
       supply a list of coefficients for a linear combination of vector components.

       Some options will require a specific number of components on the input vectors  (RGB  data
       should  have  3  components  and  the  number  of  coefficients  supplied  for  the linear
       combination should match the number of components on the input vectors), but  the  program
       will also accept input scalar data and will copy it through without modification.

OPTIONS

       Note  that  options  can be specified in abbreviated form (as long as they are unique) and
       can be given anywhere on the command line.

General options

       -2     Create a MINC 2.0 format output file.

       -clobber
              Overwrite an existing file.

       -noclobber
              Don't overwrite an existing file (default).

       -no_clobber
              Synonym for -noclobber.

       -verbose
              Print out progress information for each chunk of data copied (default).

       -quiet Do not print out progress information.

       -buffer_size size
              Specify the maximum size of the internal buffers (in kbytes). Default is 10 MB.

       -filetype
              Create an output file with the same type as the first input file (default).

       -byte  Store output voxels as 8-bit integers.

       -short Store output voxels as 16-bit integers.

       -int   Store output voxels as 32-bit integers

       -long  Superseded by -int.

       -float Store output voxels as 32-bit floating point numbers.

       -double
              Store output voxels as 64-bit floating point numbers.

       -signed
              Create an output file with data stored in a signed type. This only has an effect if
              the one of the -byte, -short or -int options is specified.

       -unsigned
              Create an output file with data stored in an unsigned type. This only has an effect
              if the one of the -byte, -short or -int options is specified.

       -valid_range min max
              Create an output file with integer data stored in the specified  restricted  range.
              This  only  has  an  effect  if  the  one  of  the -byte, -short or -int options is
              specified.

Conversion options

       -magnitude
              Compute the magnitude of each vector (default).

       -average
              Compute the average of the components of each vector.

       -rgbtogrey
              Convert RGB (3-component) files  to  greyscale  using  a  linear  combination  with
              standard set of weighting coefficients.

       -rgbtogray
              Synonym for -rgbtogrey.

       -linear c1,c2,c3,...
              Compute  a  linear combination of the components of each vector using the specified
              coefficients (these weights must be given as a comma  or  space-separated  list  of
              numbers  in  a single command-line argument). The number of coefficients must match
              the number of components on the input vectors.

Generic options for all commands:

       -help  Print summary of command-line options and exit.

       -version
              Print the program's version number and exit.

EXAMPLES

       To convert an RGB file to an grayscale file:

          mincmakescalar -rgbtogrey rgb.mnc gray.mnc

       To compute the gradient magnitude from a gradient volume

          mincmakescalar -magnitude gradient.mnc magnitude.mnc

       To convert an RGB file to a grayscale file using a different set of weighting factors  for
       red, green and blue:

          mincmakescalar -linear '0.2,0.5,0.3' rgb.mnc gray.mnc

AUTHOR

       Peter Neelin

COPYRIGHTS

       Copyright © 1997 by Peter Neelin

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