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NAME

       nearblack - Convert nearly black/white borders to black.

SYNOPSIS

       nearblack [-of format] [-white | [-color c1,c2,c3...cn]*] [-near dist] [-nb non_black_pixels]
                 [-setalpha] [-setmask] [-o outfile] [-q]  [-co "NAME=VALUE"]* infile

DESCRIPTION

       This utility will scan an image and try to set all pixels that are nearly or exactly
       black, white or one or more custom colors around the collar to black or white. This is
       often used to 'fix up' lossy compressed air photos so that color pixels can be treated as
       transparent when mosaicing.

       -o outfile:
           The name of the output file to be created.

       -of format:
           (GDAL 1.8.0 or later) Select the output format. Starting with GDAL 2.3, if not
           specified, the format is guessed from the extension (previously was ERDAS Imagine
           .img). Use the short format name (GTiff for GeoTIFF for example).

       -co 'NAME=VALUE':
           (GDAL 1.8.0 or later) Passes a creation option to the output format driver. Multiple
           -co options may be listed. See format specific documentation for legal creation
           options for each format. Only valid when creating a new file

       -white:
           Search for nearly white (255) pixels instead of nearly black pixels.

       -color c1,c2,c3...cn:
           (GDAL >= 1.9.0) Search for pixels near the specified color. May be specified multiple
           times. When -color is specified, the pixels that are considered as the collar are set
           to 0.

       -near dist:
           Select how far from black, white or custom colors the pixel values can be and still
           considered near black, white or custom color. Defaults to 15.

       -nb non_black_pixels:
           number of non-black pixels that can be encountered before the giving up search
           inwards. Defaults to 2.

       -setalpha:
           (GDAL 1.8.0 or later) Adds an alpha band if the output file is specified and the input
           file has 3 bands, or sets the alpha band of the output file if it is specified and the
           input file has 4 bands, or sets the alpha band of the input file if it has 4 bands and
           no output file is specified. The alpha band is set to 0 in the image collar and to 255
           elsewhere.

       -setmask:
           (GDAL 1.8.0 or later) Adds a mask band to the output file, or adds a mask band to the
           input file if it does not already have one and no output file is specified. The mask
           band is set to 0 in the image collar and to 255 elsewhere.

       -q:
           (GDAL 1.8.0 or later) Suppress progress monitor and other non-error output.

       infile:
           The input file. Any GDAL supported format, any number of bands, normally 8bit Byte
           bands.

       The algorithm processes the image one scanline at a time. A scan 'in' is done from either
       end setting pixels to black or white until at least 'non_black_pixels' pixels that are
       more than 'dist' gray levels away from black, white or custom colors have been encountered
       at which point the scan stops. The nearly black, white or custom color pixels are set to
       black or white. The algorithm also scans from top to bottom and from bottom to top to
       identify indentations in the top or bottom.

       The processing is all done in 8bit (Bytes).

       If the output file is omitted, the processed results will be written back to the input
       file - which must support update.

C API

       Starting with GDAL 2.1, this utility is also callable from C with GDALNearblack().

AUTHORS

       Frank Warmerdam warmerdam@pobox.com