pamsummcol man page

pamsummcol — summarize (sum, average, etc) a Netpbm image by column

Synopsis

pamsummcol { -sum | -mean | -min | -max } [imagefile]

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

pamsummcol reads a Netpbm image (PNM or PAM) and performs a summary function over all the rows in each column (sum, mean, etc.). It produces an image of the same kind that the same width and depth as the input, and one row high. Its sample values are the result of the summary.

pamsummcol performs the summary operation on each plane independently.

pamsummcol performs the operation on the actual sample values, not on the light intensities represented by them in the case that the image is a PGM or PPM image.

If you want to summarize by row instead of by column, run the input through pamflip first (and if you want the output to be a single column instead of a single row, use pamflip again).

If you want to summarize over the entire image (getting a one-tuple output image), use pamsumm to get a summary row, pamflip to turn that into a column, the pamsumm again to summarize the column.

If you want to summarize the individual samples in an entire image, instead of by tuple, use pamsumm.

pamsummcol performs the operation on the actual sample values, not on the light intensities represented by them in the case that the image is a PGM or PPM image or PAM equivalent. You can use pnmgamma to convert such an image to one with samples proportional to light intensity, and then use pamsummcol on the result.

You can achieve the same thing as pamsummcol -mean with pamscale. Just scale vertically to a single row, without scaling horizontally at all. Use the pixel mixing method.

Options

You must specify exactly one of -sum, -mean, -min, or -max.

-sum
This option makes the summary function addition.
In each column and plane of the output row, the sample value is the
sum of all the samples values in the same column and plane of the input.
If a result is greater than the image maxval, it is clipped to
the maxval.
-mean
This option makes the summary function arithmetic mean.
In each column and plane of the output row, the sample value is the
mean of all the samples values in the same column and plane of the input.
-min
This option makes the summary function arithmetic minimum.
In each column and plane of the output row, the sample value is the
minimum of all the samples values in the same column and plane of
the input.
-max
This option makes the summary function arithmetic maximum.
In each column and plane of the output row, the sample value is
the maximum of all the samples values in the same column and
plane of the input.

See Also

pamsumm(1) , pamflip(1) , pamfunc(1) , pamarith(1) , pamscale(1) , pam(1) ,

History

pamsummcol was added to Netpbm in Release 10.21 (March 2004).

Document Source

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

http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/doc/pamsu…

Referenced By

pamarith(1), pamfunc(1), pamsumm(1).

25 January 2009 netpbm documentation