ras_formats man page
ras_formats — Information on raster formats supported by NCAR Graphics and NCAR View.
Abekas A60, AVS, Generic Binary, HDF, HPPCL, NRIF, Sun, SGI, and XWD.
NCAR Graphics and NCAR View applications are built upon a common library that provides read and write access to raster imagery. The table below summarizes the support that is provided for all the different formats. Note that a format may be writeable but not readable, and that a compressed image may be readable but not writeable. By default, a raster image is written as compressed if possible. For those applications that key upon the filename to determine the raster format, or allow a -ifmt or -ofmt, the extension, as listed below, should be used without the "." in front (e.g. use "hdf", not ".hdf").
Not all formats and encodings that are supported for output are supported for input; the software has separate input and output drivers for format/encoding pair.
For all the formats listed below, only 8-bit pixels and 8-bit run-lengths (where applicable) are supported.
Experience with HDF's "advanced" compression option indicates that you should use it only if you consider random pixels an advanced-appearing image.
rasview(1NCARG), rasls(1NCARG), rascat(1NCARG), rasgetpal(1NCARG), rassplit(1NCARG)
Hardcopy: NCAR Graphics Fundamentals, UNIX Version
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