pbmtojbg man page on FreeBSD

Man page or keyword search:  
man Server   9747 pages
apropos Keyword Search (all sections)
Output format
FreeBSD logo
[printable version]

PBMTOJBG(1)							   PBMTOJBG(1)

       pbmtojbg - portable bitmap to JBIG1 file converter

       pbmtojbg [ options ] [ input-file | -  [ output-file ]]

       Reads  in  a  portable bitmap (PBM) from a file or standard input, com‐
       presses it, and outputs the image as  a	JBIG1  bi-level	 image	entity
       (BIE) file.

       JBIG1 is a highly effective lossless compression algorithm for bi-level
       images (one bit per pixel), which is particularly suitable for  scanned
       document pages.

       A JBIG1 encoded image can be stored in several resolutions (progressive
       mode).  These resolution layers can be stored all in one single BIE  or
       they  can be stored in several separate BIE files.  All resolution lay‐
       ers except the lowest one are stored merely as differences to the  next
       lower  resolution layer, because this requires less space than encoding
       the full image completely every time. Each resolution layer  has	 twice
       the number of horizontal and vertical pixels than the next lower layer.
       JBIG1 files can also store several bits per pixel  as  separate	bitmap
       planes, and pbmtojbg can read a PGM file and transform it into a multi-
       bitplane BIE.

       -	     A single hyphen instead of an input file name will	 cause
		     pbmtojbg  to  read	 the  data from standard input instead
		     from a file.

       -q	     Encode the image in one single resolution layer  (sequen‐
		     tial  mode).  This is usually the most efficient compres‐
		     sion method. By default, the number of resolution	layers
		     is	 chosen automatically such that the lowest layer image
		     is not larger than 640 × 480 pixels.

       -x number     Specify the maximal horizontal size of the lowest resolu‐
		     tion layer.  The default is 640 pixels.

       -y number     Specify  the  maximal vertical size of the lowest resolu‐
		     tion layer.  The default is 480 pixels.

       -l number     Select the lowest resolution layer that will  be  written
		     to	 the  BIE. It is possible to store the various resolu‐
		     tion layers of a JBIG1 image  in  progressive  mode  into
		     different	BIEs.  Options	-l  and -h allow to select the
		     resolution-layer interval that will appear in the created
		     BIE. The lowest resolution layer has number 0 and this is
		     also the default value. By default	 all  layers  will  be

       -h number     Select  the highest resolution layer that will be written
		     to the BIE. By default all layers will  be	 written.  See
		     also option -l.

       -b	     Use  binary values instead of Gray code words in order to
		     encode pixel values in multiple  bitplanes.  This	option
		     has only an effect if the input is a PGM file and if more
		     than one bitplane is produced. Note that the decoder  has
		     to	 make the same selection but cannot determine from the
		     BIE, whether Gray or binary code words were used  by  the

       -d number     Specify  the total number of differential resolution lay‐
		     ers into which the input image will be split in  addition
		     to	 the  lowest  layer. Each additional layer reduces the
		     size of layer 0 by 50 %. This option overrides options -x
		     and  -y  which  are  usually  a  more  comfortable way of
		     selecting the number of resolution layers.

       -s number     The JBIG1 algorithm splits each image into	 a  number  of
		     horizontal	 stripes.  This	 option	 specifies  that  each
		     stripe shall have number lines in layer  0.  The  default
		     value  is	selected so that approximately 35 stripes will
		     be used for the whole image.

       -m number     Select the maximum horizontal offset of the adaptive tem‐
		     plate  pixel.   The JBIG1 encoder uses a number of neigh‐
		     bour pixels in order to get statistical a	priori	knowl‐
		     edge  of  the probability, whether the next pixel will be
		     black or white. One single pixel out of this template  of
		     context  neighbor	pixels can be moved around. Especially
		     for dithered images it can be a significant advantage  to
		     have one neighbor pixel which has a distance large enough
		     to cover the period of a dither function. By default, the
		     adaptive template pixel can be moved up to 8 pixels away.
		     This  encoder  supports  up  to  23  pixels,  however  as
		     decoders are only required to support at least a distance
		     of 16 pixels by the standard, no higher value than 16 for
		     number is recommended in order to maintain interoperabil‐
		     ity with other JBIG1 implementations. The maximal	verti‐
		     cal offset of the adaptive template pixel is always zero.

       -t number     Encode  only the specified number of most significant bit
		     planes. This option allows to  reduce  the	 depth	of  an
		     input  PGM	 file  if not all bits per pixel are needed in
		     the output.

       -o number     JBIG1 separates an image into several horizontal stripes,
		     resolution	 layers	 and  planes, were each plane contains
		     one bit per pixel. One single stripe  in  one  plane  and
		     layer is encoded as a data unit called stripe data entity
		     (SDE) inside the BIE. There  are  12  different  possible
		     orders in which the SDEs can be stored inside the BIE and
		     number selects which one shall be used. The order of  the
		     SDEs  is  only  relevant  for  applications  that want to
		     decode a JBIG1 file which has not yet completely  arrived
		     from  e.g.	 a slow network connection.  For instance some
		     applications prefer that the outermost of the three loops
		     (stripes,	layers, planes) is over all layers so that all
		     data of the lowest resolution layer is transmitted first.
		     The  following  values  for  number  select  these	  loop
		     arrangements for writing the SDEs (outermost loop first):

			0      planes, layers, stripes
			2      layers, planes, stripes
			3      layers, stripes, planes
			4      stripes, planes, layers
			5      planes, stripes, layers
			6      stripes, layers, planes

		     All  loops	 count starting with zero, however by adding 8
		     to the above order code, the layer loop can  be  reversed
		     so that it counts down to zero and then higher resolution
		     layers will be stored before lower layers.	 Default order
		     is 3 which writes at first all planes of the first stripe
		     and then completes layer 0	 before	 continuing  with  the
		     next layer and so on.

       -p number     This  option  allows  to  activate	 or deactivate various
		     optional algorithms defined in the JBIG1  standard.  Just
		     add  the  numbers of the following options which you want
		     to activate in order to get the number value:

			4      deterministic prediction (DPON)
			8      layer 0 typical prediction (TPBON)
		       16      diff. layer typ. pred. (TPDON)
		       64      layer 0 two-line template (LRLTWO)

		     Except for special applications (like communication  with
		     JBIG1  subset implementations) and for debugging purposes
		     you will normally not want to change anything  here.  The
		     default  is  28,  which  provides	the  best  compression

       -c	     Determine the adaptive template pixel  movement  as  sug‐
		     gested  in	 annex	C of the standard. By default the tem‐
		     plate change takes place directly in the next line, which
		     is	 most effective. However, a few conformance test exam‐
		     ples in the standard require the adaptive template change
		     to	 be  delayed  until the first line of the next stripe.
		     This option selects this special behavior, which is  nor‐
		     mally  not	 required except in order to pass some confor‐
		     mance tests.

       -Y number     A long time ago, there were fax  machines	that  couldn't
		     even  hold	 a  single  page  in memory. They had to start
		     transmitting data before the page	was  scanned  in  com‐
		     pletely  and  the	length	of  the	 image was known.  The
		     authors of the standard added a rather ugly hack  to  the
		     otherwise	beautiful  JBIG1  format  to support this. The
		     NEWLEN marker  segment  can  override  the	 image	height
		     stated  in	 the  BIE  header  anywhere  later in the data
		     stream. Normally pbmtojbg never generates	NEWLEN	marker
		     segments,	as  it	knows the correct image height when it
		     outputs the header. This option is	 solely	 intended  for
		     the  purpose  of generating test files with NEWLEN marker
		     segments. It can be used  to  specify  a  higher  initial
		     image height for use in the BIE header, and pbmtojbg will
		     then add a NEWLEN marker segment at the  latest  possible
		     opportunity  to  the  data	 stream	 to signal the correct
		     final height.

       -v	     After the BIE has been created, a few  technical  details
		     of the created file will be listed (verbose mode).

       Using  standard input and standard output for binary data works only on
       systems where there is no difference between binary  and	 text  streams
       (e.g.,  Unix). On other systems (e.g., MS-DOS), using standard input or
       standard output may cause control  characters  like  CR	or  LF	to  be
       inserted or deleted and this will damage the binary data.

       This  program  implements the JBIG1 image coding algorithm as specified
       in ISO/IEC 11544:1993 and ITU-T T.82(1993).

       The pbmtojbg program is part of the JBIG-KIT package,  which  has  been
       developed  by  Markus  Kuhn.   The most recent version of this portable
       JBIG1	library	   and	   tools     set     is	    available	  from

       pbm(5), pgm(5), jbgtopbm(1)

				  2003-06-04			   PBMTOJBG(1)

List of man pages available for FreeBSD

Copyright (c) for man pages and the logo by the respective OS vendor.

For those who want to learn more, the polarhome community provides shell access and support.

[legal] [privacy] [GNU] [policy] [cookies] [netiquette] [sponsors] [FAQ]
Polarhome, production since 1999.
Member of Polarhome portal.
Based on Fawad Halim's script.
Vote for polarhome
Free Shell Accounts :: the biggest list on the net