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NAME

       pilot-read-palmpix - Convert all pictures in the files given or found on a Palm handheld.

SECTION

       pilot-link: Userland conduits

SYNOPSIS

        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

DESCRIPTION

        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.

OPTIONS

   pilot-read-palmpix options
                               -b,
                               --bias bias

       lighten or darken the image (0..49 darken, 51..100 lighten)

                               -c, --colour

       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.

                               -l, --list

       List  picture  information  found  on  the Palm handheld instead of converting the entries
       found to image files.

                               -n, --name
                               <pixname>

       Convert only pixname to STDOUT, and output as type: .ppm or .png.

                               -s, --stretch

       Do a histogram stretch on the colour planes

                               -t,
                               --type [ppm|png]

       Specify the output picture type. Can be either "png" or "ppm".

   Conduit Options
                               -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.

                               -q,
                               --quiet

       Suppress 'Hit HotSync button' message

                               -v, --version

       Display version of pilot-read-palmpix and exit without connecting.

   Help Options
                               -h, --help

       Display the help synopsis for pilot-read-palmpix and exit without connecting.

                               --usage

       Display a brief usage message and exit without connecting.

USAGE

       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 work.

AUTHOR

        pilot-read-palmpix  was originally written by Angus Ainslie  <angusa  at  deltatee.com  >
       ,and   updated   by   John   Marshall   <jmarshall@acm.org>  to  include  core  pilot-link
       functionality.

       This manual page was converted to XML by Neil Williams <linux@codehelp.co.uk>

BUGS

   Known Bugs
        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 editor.

        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.

   Reporting Bugs
       We have an online bug tracker. Using this is the only way to ensure  that  your  bugs  are
       recorded  and that we can track them until they are resolved or closed. Reporting bugs via
       email, while easy, is not very useful  in  terms  of  accountability.  Please  point  your
       browser to http://bugs.pilot-link.org: http://bugs.pilot-link.org and report your bugs and
       issues there.

COPYRIGHT

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the  GNU  General  Public  License  as  published  by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if  not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston,
       MA 02110-1301, USA.

SEE ALSO

        pilot-link(7)