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       pamaltsat  -  increase or decrease the saturation of an image using one
       of several alternative methods.

       pamaltsat [-method name]	[-strength number] [-linear] [infile]

       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       pamaltsat decreases or increases	the saturation of a  Netpbm  image  by
       one of various non-standard (alternative) methods.

       The  input is a Netpbm image from Standard Input	or a file named	by the
       arguments.  The output is a Netpbm image	in the same format written  to
       Standard	Output.

       The  most conventional way to change the	saturation of an image is what
       pambrighten does.

       To increase saturation by a factor of 2.1 using the logarithmic method:

	    pamaltsat -method log -strength 2.1	test.ppm

       To convert a color image	to grayscale:

	   pamaltsat -strength 0 test.ppm

       The following saturation	methods	are available.

   Logarithmic Method
       This saturation model is	inspired by the	concept	of color integrity(1),
       which works with	color in terms of intensity ratios, where intensity is
       a	value	     of	       the	   luminosity	      function
       <>   ,	 rather	  than
       brightness, or the numerical value of the sample	 in  the  image	 file.
       From  this viewpoint, it	is natural to define the saturation of a color
       as the ratio of maximum and minimum intensities of its  primary	compo-
       nents.  In  order, however, to make saturation an additive value	and to
       endow the -strength parameter with the semantics	of a multiplier, it is
       convenient  to operate on the logarithm of that ratio.  The addition of
       such saturations	acquires physical  sense,  and	multiplication	corre-
       sponds to the raising of	intensity to the power of the multiplier.

       With  this  method, pamaltsat raises the	intensity of each component to
       the power of the	strength value.	Since the total	intensity of  the  re-
       sulting color will differ from that of the original, it is necessary to
       restore the intensity by	multiplying the	component intensities  of  the
       saturated  color	by the ratio of	the intensity of the original color to
       that of the saturated color.

       Although	it is always possible to decrease saturation by	any given fac-
       tor,  there are two cases where it cannot be increased.	When the total
       intensity (or brightness) of a color is too high	for the	desired	 satu-
       ration,	pamaltsat  applies  the	maximum	possible saturation that keeps
       the original intensity.	For example, any color with at least one  com-
       ponent  at  the	maxiumum  is already fully saturated.  When one	of the
       primary components is zero, the definition of saturation	given above no
       longer works because of a zero in the denominator.  pamaltsat offers no
       special treatment of this situation because it does not create  discon-
       tinuities  and  therefore  produces  no	visible	 defects at reasonable
       strength	levels.	 When, however,	 strength  approaches  infinity,  each
       color tends to its primary component with the highest intensity.

       This method was invented	by Anton Shepelev.

   Spectral Method
       This  is	 the default method.  It treats	color as a spectrum with three
       bands: one for the intensity of each primary component.	Since  neutral
       gray  has  a uniform (constant) spectrum, saturation can	be measured as
       the difference of the spectrum of the  given  color  from  the  uniform
       spectrum	 of the	same total intensity.  The spectral method uses	one of
       the simplest measures of	such a difference: the difference between  the
       highest	and  lowest  component intensities, which is an	additive value
       and therefore amenable to multiplication	with good physical sense.  Al-
       though  a  complete  hue-saturation  model can be dervied from this ap-
       proach, pamaltsat need not concern itself with  it  because  it	always
       preserves both hue and total intensity.

       In order	to change saturation, pamaltsat	first multiplies the intensity
       of each component by the	desired	strength.  The saturation of  the  re-
       sult is the strength times the saturation of the	original, and likewise
       the total intensity, but	it is then restored by subtraction of the neu-
       tral gray with a	suitable intensity.

       The  effect of this method on each component intensity may be expressed
       in the following	equation: <center> sat = orig *	 strength  -  Iorig  *
       (strength  -  1)	 </center> where sat is	the saturated sample, orig the
       original	sample,	and Iorig the total intensity of the original color.

       The method is also related to color integrity because both  its	opera-
       tions are part of that concept: multiplication of component intensities
       by the same quotient is an important operation because changes  bright-
       ness  but  keeps	 color balance,	and subtraction	of a constant from all
       component intensities is	described by the inventor of  color  integrity
       as 'subtraction of white.'

       This  procedure	may produce both negative and over-unity component in-
       tensities.  For such samples, pamaltsat decreases the strength  to  the
       highest value that keeps	the resulting color in range.

       This method was invented	by Anton Shepelev.

       -method method
	      specifies	the saturation method to use:

	      The default is spectrum

       -strength strength
	      This specifies a real nonnegative	factor whereby to modify satu-
	      ration.  A value greater than unity  will	 increase  saturation,
	      whereas  a  value	 less  than unity will decrease	it. Unity will
	      leave the	image unchanged, and zero will produce greyscale  out-
	      put according to Rec 709.

	      pamaltsat	 preserves the total intensity of each pixel and never
	      affects neutral gray pixels.

	      This option is mandatory.

	      This tells pamaltsat that	 the  input  is	 the  intensity-linear
	      variation	of a Netpbm image forat, in which the samples are pro-
	      portional	to light intensity rather than to brightness, as  they
	      are in true-or gamma-adjusted- Netpbm image formats.

       Since  pamaltsat	 does not affect neutral colors, you should adjust the
       color balance before saturation.	You can	do this	with pamlevels.

       pamaltsat is written with an eye	to extending it	 with  new  saturation
       methods,	 which	programmers  are  welcome to contribute.  The only re-
       quirement is that every new method depend on a single strength  parame-
       ter  with  the semantics	described under	the -strength command-line op-

       pambrighten(1), ppmflash(1),

       This   program	was   first   submitted	  by   Anton   Shepelev	  (an-

       pamaltsat was new in Netpbm 10.84 (September 2018).

Table Of Contents

	      SYNOPSIS <#synopsis>


	      DESCRIPTION <#description>


	      EXAMPLES <#examples>


	      SATURATION METHODS <#saturation_methods>


	      OPTIONS <#options>


	      USAGE NOTES <#usage_notes>


	      EXTENSIBILITY <#extensibility>


	      SEE ALSO <#seealso>


	      AUTHOR <#author>


	      HISTORY <#history>

       This  manual  page was generated	by the Netpbm tool 'makeman' from HTML
       source.	The master documentation is at

netpbm documentation	       14 September 2018      Pamaltsat	User Manual(0)


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