gmt2rgb  -  Converting  a  grdfile, a raw, or a Sun rasterfile to r/g/b


       gmt2rgb   infile   -Gtemplate   [   -Ccptfile    ]    [    -F    ]    [
       -Ix_inc[m|c][/y_inc[m|c]]  ] [ -Llayer ] [ -Rwest/east/south/north[r] [
       -V ]


       gmt2rgb reads one of three types of input files: (1) A Sun 8-, 24-,  or
       32-bit rasterfile; we the write out the red, green, and blue components
       (0-255 range) to separate grid files. Since the  rasterfile  header  is
       limited  you  may  use  the -R, -F, -I options to set a complete header
       record [Default is simply based on the number of rows and columns]. (2)
       A  binary 2-D grdfile; we then convert the z-values to red, green, blue
       via the provided cpt file. Optionally, only write out one of the r,  g,
       b, layers.  (3) A RGB or RGBA raw rasterfile. Since raw rastefiles have
       no header, you have to give the image dimensions via the -W option.

       infile The (1) Sun rasterfile, (2)  2-D  binary  grdfile,  or  (3)  raw
              rasterfile to be converted.

       -G     Provide  an output name template for the three output grids. The
              template should be a regular gridfile name except it  must  con-
              tain  the string %c which on output will be replaced by r, g, or


       -C     name of the color palette  table  (for  2-D  binary  input  grid

       -F      Will force pixel registration [Default is grid registration].

       -I     x_inc  [and  optionally  y_inc] is the grid spacing. Append m to
              indicate minutes or c to indicate seconds.

       -L     Output only the specified layer (r, g, or b).  [Default  outputs
              all 3 layers].

       -R     xmin,  xmax,  ymin, and ymax specify the Region of interest. For
              geographic regions,  these  limits  correspond  to  west,  east,
              south,  and north and you may specify them in decimal degrees or
              in [+-]dd:mm[][W|E|S|N] format. Append r  if  lower  left
              and  upper  right map coordinates are given instead of wesn. The
              two shorthands  -Rg  -Rd  stand  for  global  domain  (0/360  or
              -180/+180  in longitude respectively, with -90/+90 in latitude).
              For calendar time coordinates you may either give relative  time
              (relative  to  the  selected  TIME_EPOCH  and  in  the  selected
              TIME_UNIT; append t to -JX|x), or  absolute  time  of  the  form
              [date]T[clock]  (append  T  to  -JX|x). At least one of date and
              clock must be present; the T is always required. The date string
              must  be  of  the form [-]yyyy[-mm[-dd]] (Gregorian calendar) or
              yyyy[-Www[-d]] (ISO week calendar), while the clock string  must
              be  of  the form hh:mm:ss[.xxx]. The use of delimiters and their
              type and positions must be as indicated  (however,  input/output
              and plotting formats are flexible).

       -V     Selects verbose mode, which will send progress reports to stderr
              [Default runs "silently"].

       -W     Sets the size of the raw raster file. By  default  an  RGB  file
              (which  has  3  bytes/pixel)  is  assumed.   For  RGBA files use
              n_bytes = 4. Use -W for guessing the image size  of  a  RGB  raw
              file,  and  -W=/=/4 if the raw image is of the RGBA type. Notice
              that this might be a bit slow  because  the  guessing  algorithm
              makes uses of FFTs.


       To  use  the  color  palette topo.cpt to create r, g, b component grids
       from hawaii_grv.grd file, use

       gmt2rgb hawaii_grv.grd -Ctopo.cpt -Ghawaii_grv_%c.grd

       To output the red component from the Sun raster radiation.ras file, use

       gmt2rgb radiation.ras -Lr -Gcomp_%c.grd


       gmtdefaults(l), gmt(l), grdedit(l), grdimage(l), grdmath(l), grdview(l)

GMT4.0                            1 Oct 2004                        GMT2RGB(l)

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