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dcmcrle(1)			  OFFIS	DCMTK			    dcmcrle(1)

NAME
       dcmcrle - Encode	DICOM file to RLE transfer syntax

SYNOPSIS
       dcmcrle [options] dcmfile-in dcmfile-out

DESCRIPTION
       The  dcmcrle  utility  reads  an	uncompressed DICOM image (dcmfile-in),
       performs	RLE compression	(i.e.  conversion  to  an  encapsulated	 DICOM
       transfer	 syntax)  and  writes  the  converted  image to	an output file
       (dcmfile-out).

PARAMETERS
       dcmfile-in   DICOM input	filename to be converted

       dcmfile-out  DICOM output filename

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

   encapsulated	pixel data encoding options
       pixel data fragmentation:

	 +ff  --fragment-per-frame
		encode each frame as one fragment (default)

	 +fs  --fragment-size  [s]ize: integer
		limit fragment size to s kbytes	(non-standard)

       basic offset table encoding:

	 +ot  --offset-table-create
		create offset table (default)

	 -ot  --offset-table-empty
		leave offset table empty

       SOP Class UID:

	 +cd  --class-default
		keep SOP Class UID (default)

	 +cs  --class-sc
		convert	to Secondary Capture Image (implies --uid-always)

       SOP Instance UID:
	 +un  --uid-never
		never assign new UID (default)

	 +ua  --uid-always
		always assign new UID

   output options
       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:

	 -p=  --padding-retain
		do not change padding (default)

	 -p   --padding-off
		no padding

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

TRANSFER SYNTAXES
       dcmcrle supports	the following transfer syntaxes	 for  input  (dcmfile-
       in):

       LittleEndianImplicitTransferSyntax	      1.2.840.10008.1.2
       LittleEndianExplicitTransferSyntax	      1.2.840.10008.1.2.1
       DeflatedExplicitVRLittleEndianTransferSyntax   1.2.840.10008.1.2.1.99 (*)
       BigEndianExplicitTransferSyntax		      1.2.840.10008.1.2.2

       (*) if compiled with zlib support enabled

       dcmcrle	supports  the following	transfer syntaxes for output (dcmfile-
       out):

       RLELosslessTransferSyntax		      1.2.840.10008.1.2.5

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  dcmcrle  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.

SEE ALSO
       dcmdrle(1)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002-2010 by OFFIS	e.V., Escherweg	 2,  26121  Oldenburg,
       Germany.

Version	3.6.0			  6 Jan	2011			    dcmcrle(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | PARAMETERS | OPTIONS | TRANSFER SYNTAXES | LOGGING | COMMAND LINE | ENVIRONMENT | SEE ALSO | COPYRIGHT

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