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NAME
pamfunc - Apply a simple monadic arithmetic function to a Netpbm image
SYNOPSIS
pamfunc { -multiplier=realnum | -divisor=realnum | -adder=integer |
-subtractor=integer | -min=wholenum | -max=wholenum -andmask=hexmask
-ormask=hexmask -xormask=hexmask -not -shiftleft=count
-shiftright=count [-changemaxval] } [filespec]
All options can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix. You
may use two hyphens instead of one. You may separate an option name
and its value with white space instead of an equals sign.
DESCRIPTION
This program is part of Netpbm(1)
pamfunc reads a Netpbm image as input and produces a Netpbm image as
output, with the same format, maxval, and dimensions as the input.
pamfunc applies a simple transfer function to each sample in the input
to generate the corresponding sample in the output. The options
determine what function.
pamarith is the same thing for binary functions -- it takes two images
as input and applies a specified simple arithmetic function (e.g.
addition) on pairs of samples from the two to produce the single output
image.
Values
The functions fall into two categories: arithmetic (such as multiply by
5) and bit string (such as and with 01001000). For the arithmetic
functions, the function arguments and results are the fraction that a
sample is of the maxval, i.e. normal interpretation of PAM tuples. But
for the bit string functions, the value is the the bit string whose
value as a binary cipher is the sample value, and the maxval indicates
the width of the bit string.
Arithmetic functions
The arithmetic functions are those selected by the options -multiplier,
-divisor, -adder, -subtractor, -min, and -max.
As an example, consider an image with maxval 100 and a sample value of
10 and a function of 'multiply by 5.' The argument to the function is
10/100 (0.1) and the result is 5 * 0.1 = 0.5. In the simplest case,
the maxval of the output is also 100, so the output sample value is 0.5
* 100 = 50. As you can see, we could just talk about the sample values
themselves instead of these fractions and get the same result (10 * 5 =
50), but we don't.
Where it makes a practical difference whether we consider the values to
be the fraction of the maxval or the sample value alone is where
pamfunc uses a different maxval in the output image than it finds in
the input image. See -changemaxval.
So remember in reading the descriptions below that the values are 0.1
and 0.5 in this example, not 10 and 50. All arguments and results are
in the range [0,1].
Bit string functions
The bit string functions are those selected by the options -andmask,
-ormask, -xormask, -not, -shiftleft, and -shiftright.
With these functions, the maxval has a very different meaning than in
normal Netpbm images: it tells how wide (how many bits) the bit string
is. The maxval must be a full binary count (a power of two minus one,
such as 0xff) and the number of ones in it is the width of the bit
string.
As an example, consider an image with maxval 15 and a sample value of 5
and a function of 'and with 0100'. The argument to the function is
0101 and the result is 0100.
In this example, it doesn't make any practical difference what we
consider the width of the string to be, as long as it is at least 3.
If the maxval were 255, the result would be the same. But with a bit
shift operation, it matters. Consider shifting left by 2 bits. In the
example, where the input value is 0101, the result is 0100. But if the
maxval were 255, the result would be 00010100.
For a masking function, the mask value you specify must not have more
significant bits than the width indicated by the maxval.
For a shifting operation, the shift count you specify must not be
greater than the width indicated by the maxval.
OPTIONS
-multiplier=realnum
This option makes the transfer function that of multiplying by
realnum. realnum must be nonnegative. If the result
is greater than one, it is clipped to one.
Where the input is a PGM or PPM image, this has the effect of
dimming or brightening it. For a different kind of
brightening,
see ppmbrighten(1)
and ppmflash(1)
Also, see ppmdim(1) , which does the same
thing as pamfunc -multiplier on a PPM image with a
multiplier
between zero and one, except it uses integer arithmetic, so
it may be
faster.
And ppmfade(1)
can generate a whole
sequence of images of brightness declining to black or
increasing to
white, if that's what you want.
-divisor=realnum
This option makes the transfer function that of dividing by
realnum. realnum must be nonnegative. If the result
is greater than one, it is clipped to one.
This is the same function as you would get with -multiplier,
specifying the multiplicative inverse of realnum.
-adder=integer
This option makes the transfer function that of adding
integer/maxval. If the result is greater than one, it is
clipped to one. If it is less than zero, it is clipped to
zero.
Note that in mathematics, this entity is called an 'addend,'
and an 'adder' is a snake. We use 'adder' because
it makes more sense.
-subtractor=integer
This option makes the transfer function that of subtracting
integer/maxval. If the result is greater than one, it is
clipped to one. If it is less than zero, it is clipped to
zero.
Note that in mathematics, this entity is called a
'subtrahend' rather than a 'subtractor.' We use
'subtractor' because it makes more sense.
This is the same function as you would get with -adder,
specifying the negative of integer.
-min=wholenum
This option makes the transfer function that of taking the
maximum of
the argument and wholenum/maxval. I.e the minimum value in
the output will be wholenum/maxval.
If wholenum/maxval is greater than one, though, every value
in the output will be one.
-max=wholenum
This option makes the transfer function that of taking the
minimum of
the argument and wholenum/maxval. I.e the maximum value in
the output will be wholenum/maxval.
If wholenum/maxval is greater than one, the function is
idempotent -- the output is identical to the input.
-andmask=hexmask
This option makes the transfer function that of bitwise anding
with hexmask.
hexmask is in hexadecimal. Example: 0f
This option was new in Netpbm 10.40 (September 2007).
-ormask=hexmask
This option makes the transfer function that of bitwise
inclusive oring with hexmask.
This is analogous to -andmask.
This option was new in Netpbm 10.40 (September 2007).
-xormask=hexmask
This option makes the transfer function that of bitwise
exclusive oring with hexmask.
This is analogous to -andmask.
This option was new in Netpbm 10.40 (September 2007).
-not
This option makes the transfer function that of bitwise logical
inversion (e.g. sample value 0xAA becomes 0x55).
pnminvert does the same thing for a bilevel visual image
which has maxval 1 or is of PBM type.
This option was new in Netpbm 10.40 (September 2007).
-shiftleft=count
This option makes the transfer function that of bitwise shifting
left by count bits.
This option was new in Netpbm 10.40 (September 2007).
-shiftright=count
This option makes the transfer function that of bitwise shifting
right by count bits.
This is analogous to -shiftleft.
This option was new in Netpbm 10.40 (September 2007).
-changemaxval
This option tells pamfunc to use a different maxval in the
output image than the maxval of the input image, if it helps.
By default, the maxval of the output is unchanged from the input
and pamfunc modifies the sample values as necessary to perform
the operation.
But there is one case where pamfunc can achieve the same result
just by changing the maxval and leaving the sample values
unchanged: dividing by a number 1 or greater, or multiplying by
a number 1 or less. For example, to halve all of the values,
pamfunc can just double the maxval.
With -changemaxval, pamfunc will do just that.
As the Netpbm formats have a maximum maxval of 65535, for large
divisors, pamfunc may not be able to use this method.
An advantage of dividing by changing the maxval is that you
don't lose precision. The higher maxval means higher precision.
For example, consider an image with a maxval of 100 and sample
value of 10. You divide by 21 and then multiply by 21 again.
If pamfunc does this by changing the sample values while
retaining maxval 100, the division will result in a sample value
of 0 and the multiplication will also result in zero. But if
pamfunc instead keeps the sample value 10 and changes the
maxval, the division will result in a maxval of 2100 and the
multiplication will change it back to 100, and the round trip is
idempotent.
This option was new in Netpbm 10.65 (December 2013).
SEE ALSO
ppmdim(1) , ppmbrighten(1) , pamdepth(1) , pamarith(1) , pamsummcol(1)
, pamsumm(1) , ppmfade(1) , pnminvert(1) , pam(5) , pnm(5) ,
HISTORY
This program was added to Netpbm in Release 10.3 (June 2002).
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