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NAME

       pfsinrgbe - Load images or frames in Radiance RGBE format

SYNOPSIS

       pfsinrgbe [--linear] (<file> [--frames <range>] [--skip-missing])  [<file>...]

DESCRIPTION

       pfsinrgbe  command  loads  images  in  Radiance  RGBE  format 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.

       Since  RGBE  is  an  HDR  format,  'LUMINANCE'  tag  is set to 'RELATIVE' (relative linear
       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. You can select the frames using the following
       options (the options must be always given after the file name):

       --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
              Ignored for compatibility with pfsinppm.

       --radiance, -r
              Correct  stored  values  so  that the luminance is reported the same in pfsview and
              radiance tools (xview or Photospheare). See IMPORTANT NOTE below.

       --quiet, -q
              Disable warning message about the change in handling absolute values in RGBE files.
              See IMPORTANT NOTE below.

EXAMPLES

       pfsinrgbe intro%d.hdr frame%d.hdr | ...

              Concatenate two animations into one and pass it to pipe for further processing.

IMPORTANT NOTE

       There  is an incompatibility between viewers of RGBE format in terms of absolute luminance
       values. The ximage viewer from Radiance package expects radiance values in RGBE files  and
       multiplies  the  resulting  luminance  by  the  WHITE_EFFICACY constant equal to 179.0f to
       convert from radiance to luminance.

       To remain compatible with Radiance (xview  and  Photospheare),  pfstools  prior  to  1.9.0
       divided  red,  green  and blue values by 179 on writing and multiplied by that constant on
       reading RGBE files. This in turn caused  incompatibility  with  other  software,  such  as
       Photoshop or HDR toolbox. Starting from pfstools 1.9.0 this division / multiplication step
       was removed to make pfstools compatible in terms of absolute values with the  majority  of
       the  software.  The  downside  is that this change made luminance units) with the pfstools
       1.9.0 or later. To avoid any mistakes because of that change, a long warning  messages  is
       shown  each  time  pfsinrgbe  or  pfsoutrgbe is called. The message can be suppressed with
       --quiet option.

       To enable the old functionality and read or write  RGBE  files  with  the  correction  for
       WHITE_EFFICACY, add --radiance option to the command line.

BUGS

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

SEE ALSO

       pfsin(1), pfsout(1)

                                                                                     pfsinrgbe(1)