is a main program that converts a series of detector image files to CBF
format, a byte-offset variant of the
format. The program automatically recognizes most image formats
currently in use, retrieves the basic dimensions of the image from its
header, converts each pixel to a 32 bit integer, and efficiently stores
the image as differences between successive pixels. merge2cbf can also
merge a fixed number of consecutive images into one CBF type image.
The parameter values needed must be given by the user in a text file named MERGE2CBF.INP.
Moreover, the optional keyword LIB= full_path_name_of_an_external_library allows reading of the image by specification of a user written dynamical linked routine.
NOTE that the original header information is lost in the converted images!
Program input must be provided by the file MERGE2CBF.INP in the current directory.
Example input file MERGE2CBF.INP
NAME_TEMPLATE_OF_DATA_FRAMES= images/mnco15107go_1_???.mccd DATA_RANGE= 1 50 !NX= 3072 NY= 3072 NAME_TEMPLATE_OF_OUTPUT_FRAMES=cbf_images/mnco15107go_1_???.cbf NUMBER_OF_DATA_FRAMES_COVERED_BY_EACH_OUTPUT_FRAME= 2
merge2cbf will convert 50 MARCCD detector images residing as TIFF images in directory images/ into 25 CBF type images in the new directory cbf_images/. Each converted image contains the sum of the pixel contents of two consecutive TIFF images.
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