Provided by: pilot-link_0.12.5-4ubuntu1_i386
pilot-read-palmpix - Convert all pictures in the files given or found
on a Palm handheld.
pilot-link: Userland conduits
pilot-read-palmpix [-p|--port <port>] [--version] [-?|--help]
[--usage] [-q|--quiet] [-s|--stretch] [-c|--colour] [-t|--type
[ppm|png]] [-b|--bias bias] [-l|--list] [-n|--name name] [file] ...
pilot-read-palmpix Image1.pdb Image2.pdb Image3.pdb
pilot-read-palmpix allows a Kodak PalmPix camera user to extract the
images from their Palm handheld and convert them to Portable Network
Graphic (.png) or Portable Pixmap (.ppm) files on their system. The
default output type is Portable Pixmap (.ppm).
pilot-read-palmpix converts all pictures in the files given, or if no
files are given, on a Palm handheld, to Portable Pixmap files.
lighten or darken the image (0..49 darken, 51..100 lighten)
Do a simple colour correction. The colour correction code makes a
histogram from the image. Using the histogram it then makes up a couple
of colour tables to try and balance the colours. It also clips the top
and bottom colours to produce better perceived contrast.
List picture information found on the Palm handheld instead of
converting the entries found to image files.
Convert only pixname to STDOUT, and output as type: .ppm or .png.
Do a histogram stretch on the colour planes
Specify the output picture type. Can be either "png" or "ppm".
-p, --port port
Use device file <port> to communicate with the Palm handheld. If this
is not specified, pilot-read-palmpix will look for the $PILOTPORT
environment variable. If neither are found or supplied,
pilot-read-palmpix will print the usage information.
Suppress 'Hit HotSync button' message
Display version of pilot-read-palmpix and exit without connecting.
Display the help synopsis for pilot-read-palmpix and exit without
Display a brief usage message and exit without connecting.
If a filelist is not given, connects to the target Palm handheld, and
reads the images found in the Kodak PalmPix image database
(ArchImage.pdb), and allows the user to view the list of images and
image details, or to select one or all of them, and convert them to
Portable Network Graphic (.png) or Portable Pixmap (.ppm) files to be
viewed or printed at the desktop.
If no options are specified, all of the images on the device will be
converted to ppm files by default.
If a filelist is given, convert all listed files previously fetched via
pilot-xfer. See BUGS - a single file argument is ignored, a list will
pilot-read-palmpix was originally written by Angus Ainslie <angusa at
deltatee.com > ,and updated by John Marshall <email@example.com> to
include core pilot-link functionality.
This manual page was converted to XML by Neil Williams
pilot-read-palmpix's colour correction is nearly as good as Kodak's
own, but Kodak has deprecated the PalmPix device, so it is not likely
that there will be any updates to their software in the future, so this
may be as good as it gets. A simple method to improve the look of
colours is to do a histogram equalization in your favourite image
pilot-read-palmpix command DOES read from a file, but only if you
specify a LIST of files. If only one file is given, the command tries
reading from $PILOTPORT.
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