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NAME

       dcmscale - Scale DICOM images

SYNOPSIS

       dcmscale [options] dcmfile-in dcmfile-out

DESCRIPTION

       The dcmscale utility reads a DICOM image, scales it according to the command line settings
       and writes back  the  DICOM  image.  This  utility  only  supports  uncompressed  and  RLE
       compressed DICOM images.

PARAMETERS

       dcmfile-in   DICOM input filename to be scaled

       dcmfile-out  DICOM output filename to be written

OPTIONS

   general options
         -h    --help
                 print this help text and exit

               --version
                 print version information and exit

               --arguments
                 print expanded command line arguments

         -q    --quiet
                 quiet mode, print no warnings and errors

         -v    --verbose
                 verbose mode, print processing details

         -d    --debug
                 debug mode, print debug information

         -ll   --log-level  [l]evel: string constant
                 (fatal, error, warn, info, debug, trace)
                 use level l for the logger

         -lc   --log-config  [f]ilename: string
                 use config file f for the logger

   input options
       input file format:

         +f    --read-file
                 read file format or data set (default)

         +fo   --read-file-only
                 read file format only

         -f    --read-dataset
                 read data set without file meta information

       input transfer syntax:

         -t=   --read-xfer-auto
                 use TS recognition (default)

         -td   --read-xfer-detect
                 ignore TS specified in the file meta header

         -te   --read-xfer-little
                 read with explicit VR little endian TS

         -tb   --read-xfer-big
                 read with explicit VR big endian TS

         -ti   --read-xfer-implicit
                 read with implicit VR little endian TS

   processing options
       scaling:

         +a    --recognize-aspect
                 recognize pixel aspect ratio (default)

         -a    --ignore-aspect
                 ignore pixel aspect ratio when scaling

         +i    --interpolate  [n]umber of algorithm: integer
                 use interpolation when scaling (1..4, default: 1)

         -i    --no-interpolation
                 no interpolation when scaling

         -S    --no-scaling
                 no scaling, ignore pixel aspect ratio (default)

         +Sxf  --scale-x-factor  [f]actor: float
                 scale x axis by factor, auto-compute y axis

         +Syf  --scale-y-factor  [f]actor: float
                 scale y axis by factor, auto-compute x axis

         +Sxv  --scale-x-size  [n]umber: integer
                 scale x axis to n pixels, auto-compute y axis

         +Syv  --scale-y-size  [n]umber: integer
                 scale y axis to n pixels, auto-compute x axis

       other transformations:
         +C    --clip-region  [l]eft [t]op [w]idth [h]eight: integer
                 clip rectangular image region (l, t, w, h)

       SOP Instance UID:

         +ua   --uid-always
                 always assign new SOP Instance UID (default)

         +un   --uid-never
                 never assign new SOP Instance UID

   output options
       output file format:

         +F    --write-file
                 write file format (default)

         -F    --write-dataset
                 write data set without file meta information

       output transfer syntax:

         +t=   --write-xfer-same
                 write with same TS as input (default)

         +te   --write-xfer-little
                 write with explicit VR little endian TS

         +tb   --write-xfer-big
                 write with explicit VR big endian TS

         +ti   --write-xfer-implicit
                 write with implicit VR little endian TS

       post-1993 value representations:

         +u    --enable-new-vr
                 enable support for new VRs (UN/UT) (default)

         -u    --disable-new-vr
                 disable support for new VRs, convert to OB

       group length encoding:

         +g=   --group-length-recalc
                 recalculate group lengths if present (default)

         +g    --group-length-create
                 always write with group length elements

         -g    --group-length-remove
                 always write without group length elements

       length encoding in sequences and items:

         +e    --length-explicit
                 write with explicit lengths (default)

         -e    --length-undefined
                 write with undefined lengths

       data set trailing padding (not with --write-dataset):

         -p=   --padding-retain
                 do not change padding
                 (default if not --write-dataset)

         -p    --padding-off
                 no padding (implicit if --write-dataset)

         +p    --padding-create  [f]ile-pad [i]tem-pad: integer
                 align file on multiple of f bytes and items on
                 multiple of i bytes

NOTES

       The  following  preferred interpolation algorithms can be selected using the --interpolate
       option:

       · 1 = free scaling algorithm with interpolation from pbmplus toolkit
       · 2 = free scaling algorithm with interpolation from c't magazine
       · 3 = magnification algorithm with bilinear interpolation from Eduard Stanescu
       · 4 = magnification algorithm with bicubic interpolation from Eduard Stanescu

LOGGING

       The level of logging output of the various command line tools and underlying libraries can
       be specified by the user. By default, only errors and warnings are written to the standard
       error stream. Using option --verbose also informational messages like  processing  details
       are  reported.  Option  --debug  can be used to get more details on the internal activity,
       e.g. for debugging purposes. Other logging levels can  be  selected  using  option  --log-
       level.  In  --quiet mode only fatal errors are reported. In such very severe error events,
       the application will usually terminate. For more details on the different logging  levels,
       see documentation of module 'oflog'.
       In  case  the logging output should be written to file (optionally with logfile rotation),
       to syslog (Unix) or the  event  log  (Windows)  option  --log-config  can  be  used.  This
       configuration  file also allows for directing only certain messages to a particular output
       stream and for filtering certain messages based on the module or  application  where  they
       are generated. An example configuration file is provided in <etcdir>/logger.cfg).

COMMAND LINE

       All  command line tools use the following notation for parameters: square brackets enclose
       optional values (0-1), three trailing dots  indicate  that  multiple  values  are  allowed
       (1-n), a combination of both means 0 to n values.
       Command  line  options  are  distinguished  from  parameters by a leading '+' or '-' sign,
       respectively. Usually, order and position of command line options are arbitrary (i.e. they
       can  appear anywhere). However, if options are mutually exclusive the rightmost appearance
       is used. This behaviour conforms to the standard evaluation rules of common Unix shells.
       In addition, one or more command files can be specified using an '@' sign as a  prefix  to
       the  filename  (e.g.  @command.txt). Such a command argument is replaced by the content of
       the corresponding text file (multiple whitespaces are treated as a single separator unless
       they appear between two quotation marks) prior to any further evaluation. Please note that
       a command file cannot contain another command file. This  simple  but  effective  approach
       allows  to  summarize  common  combinations  of  options/parameters and avoids longish and
       confusing command lines (an example is provided in file <datadir>/dumppat.txt).

ENVIRONMENT

       The dcmscale utility will attempt  to  load  DICOM  data  dictionaries  specified  in  the
       DCMDICTPATH environment variable. By default, i.e. if the DCMDICTPATH environment variable
       is not set, the file <datadir>/dicom.dic will be loaded unless  the  dictionary  is  built
       into the application (default for Windows).
       The  default  behaviour  should be preferred and the DCMDICTPATH environment variable only
       used when alternative data dictionaries are required. The DCMDICTPATH environment variable
       has  the  same  format  as  the  Unix  shell PATH variable in that a colon (':') separates
       entries. On Windows systems, a semicolon (';') is used as a separator. The data dictionary
       code  will attempt to load each file specified in the DCMDICTPATH environment variable. It
       is an error if no data dictionary can be loaded.

COPYRIGHT

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