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NAME

       pfsinppm - Load images or frames in PBM formats

SYNOPSIS

       pfsinppm  (<file>  [--linear]  [--absolute <max_lum>] [--frames <range>] [--skip-missing])
       [<file>...]

DESCRIPTION

       pfsinppm command loads images in PBM formats (PPM, PNM or PGM) and writes  pfs  stream  to
       the  standard  output.  The  pfs  stream  is  usually piped to another program for further
       processing. To detect the format automatically based on the extension, use pfsin  command.
       For    more    information    on   PBM   formats,   refer   to   the   NetPBM   web   page
       (http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/).

       Note that PPM or PNM images are low dynamic range.  Therefore  pixel  values  (0-255)  are
       scaled  to  0-1  before  storing them in pfs stream. Similarly, before writing low dynamic
       range image from pfs stream,  pixel  values  are  multiplied  by  255.   By  default,  the
       'LUMINANCE'  tag  is  set  to  'DISPLAY'. The '--linear' switch can force the inverse sRGB
       transformation and provide linear data. In  this  case  the  'LUMINANCE'  tag  is  set  to
       'RELATIVE'.  '--absolute'  switch  can  be  used  to  convert pixels to absolute luminance
       values.

       To read images from standard input use a single dash '-' instead of filename.  The  images
       are read until EOF is reached.

       Each  file  can contain a %d pattern, which is substituted with frame numbers. The pattern
       has the same syntax as C printf command. For example, you can use %04d to make  the  frame
       number four digit with proceedings zeros. See the OPTIONS section below for details.

OPTIONS

       --frames <range>
              Range is given in mathlab / octave format:

              startframe:step:endframe

              Frame  numbers start with startframe (default 0), are increased by step (default 1)
              and stop at endframe You can skip one of those values, for example 1:100 for frames
              1,2,...,100 and 0:2: for frame 0,2,4,... up to the last file that exists.

       --skip-missing
              Skip  up  to  ten frames in a row if corresponding files are missing. Otherwise the
              program stops reading sequence at the first file that does not exists. This  switch
              does not apply to the first frame in a sequence. This switch can be useful if there
              is a rendered animation where some of the frame has not been generated.

       --linear, -l
              Converts pixel values to linear luminance (XYZ), assuming the sRGB color space  for
              the  input image. The maximum pixel value (255,255,255) is mapped to Y=1. LUMINANCE
              tag is set to RELATIVE.

       --absolute <max_lum>, -a <max_lum>
              --absolute converts pixel values to an absolute linear luminance (XYZ), that is the
              color  space, in which channel Y contains luminance given in cd/m^2. The sRGB color
              space is assumed for the input image. The  maximum  pixel  value  (255,255,255)  is
              mapped to Y=<max_lum>. <max_lum> is typically set to 80 [cd/m^2] for a CRT monitor.
              LUMINANCE tag is set to ABSOLUTE. --absolute process  images  almost  the  same  as
              --relative, but additionally it scales all pixels by <max_lum>.

EXAMPLES

       pfsinppm frame%04d.ppm --frames 0:10 | pfsview

              Read  frames  from  files frame0000.ppm, frame0001.ppm, ..., frame0010.ppm and show
              them using pfsview.

BUGS

       Please  report  bugs  and   comments   on   implementation   to   the   discussion   group
       http://groups.google.com/group/pfstools

SEE ALSO

       pfsin(1), pfsout(1)

                                                                                      pfsinppm(1)