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pfsoutexr(1)		    General Commands Manual		  pfsoutexr(1)

NAME
       pfsoutexr - Write images	or frames in OpenEXR format

SYNOPSIS
       pfsoutexr   [--compression  <method>]  [--keep-xyz]  (<file>  [--frames
       <range>])  [<file>...]

DESCRIPTION
       Use this	command	to write frames	in OpenEXR format. Source  pfs	frames
       should be piped to the Standard Input. This command can write arbitrary
       channels	to OpenEXR, color channels XYZ however are  specially  handled
       (see option keep-xyz).

       All  tags  from	pfs stream are stored in an OpenEXR file as String at-
       tributes. Tags assigned to channels are stored  in  the	format	<chan-
       nel_name>:<tag_name>,  so  that	pfsinexr can later restore tags	in the
       appropriate channels.

       The depth channel DEPTH is renamed to Z to keep compatibility with  pf-
       sinexr.	If  the	luminance is absolute (tag LUMINANCE set to ABSOLUTE),
       WhiteLuminance attribute	in OpenEXR file	is set to 1.

       Details on the format of	the pattern file names,	 which	are  used  for
       saving multiple frames, can be found in the manual page of pfsoutppm.

       --compression <method>, -c <method>
	      Use one the the available	compression methods:

	      NO - no compression

	      RLE - run	length encoding

	      ZIPS - zlib compression, one scan	line at	a time

	      ZIP - zlib compression, in blocks	of 16 scan lines

	      PIZ - piz-based wavelet compression (default)

	      PXR24 - lossy 24-bit float compression

       --keep-xyz
	      By  default, color channels XYZ from pfs stream are converted to
	      RGB color	space and HALF format, which is	a standard format  for
	      color  data in OpenEXR. Since Half format	is 16-bit and floating
	      points values used in pfs	stream	are  32-bit,  this  conversion
	      causes  loss  of	precision.  When keep-xyz option is specified,
	      color channels XYZ are stored as they are	without	any conversion
	      (32-bit float XYZ	channels). Note	however, that most OpenEXR ap-
	      plications can recognize only RGB	Half format images and can not
	      handle 32-bit XYZ.

       --fix-halfmax
	      The  maximum value that can be stored in OpenEXR file is limited
	      to 65504 if 16-bit HALF float is used (color channels are	stored
	      by  default  in  this  format unless --keep-xyz switch is	speci-
	      fied). If	the luminance data is calibrated  in  absolute	values
	      (cd/m^2),	 pixel values can easily exceed	65504. To avoid	clamp-
	      ing large	pixel values, pfsoutexr	can rescale data to the	 range
	      that  is	valid  for 16-bit HALF float format when --fix-halfmax
	      switch is	specified. If this switch is missing, a	 warning  mes-
	      sage  is displayed. Scale	factor used for	rescaling is stored in
	      OpenEXR file as OpenEXR standard	attribute  WhiteLuminance,  so
	      that pfsinexr can	later restore the absolute values.

EXAMPLES
	pfsin memorial.hdr | pfsoutexr memorial.exr

	      Converts from one	HDR format to another

SEE ALSO
       pfsout(1) pfsoutppm(1) pfsinexr(1)

BUGS
       pfsinexr	 and  pfsoutexr	can not	take stdin / stdout as an input/output
       (dash '-' instead of file name).

       Please report bugs and comments on  implementation  to  the  discussion
       group http://groups.google.com/group/pfstools

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