pfsout(1) Read pfs frames from stdin and write them in the format determined by


pfsout pfsout <file> [<file>...]


This command can be used to write pfs frames piped to standard input in one of the several recognized formats. The proper format is determined by the extension of the give file name. To get a list of recognized formats and extensions, execute:

  pfsin --help

This command is a front-end for pfsout* programs for writing images: pfsoutrgbe, pfsoutexr, etc. Based on the file extension, appropriate program is executed. If two different file format are given as parameters, two different program for writing images are executed. Additional options starting with dash '-' can be passed to pfsout* programs. The following rules apply for passing the options: the options given before any image file name (or %d pattern) are passed to all pfsout* programs. Options given after image file name are only passed to the program executed for that file(s). Note also that all option that take an argument (except --frames) must given in the form --option=value, that is without a space between an option and its argument.


 pfsin memorial.tiff | pfsout memorial.hdr

Converts from one HDR format to another


This command currently does not handle multiple frames given with a %d pattern in case of LDR formats: JPEG, PNG, PNM.

Please report bugs and comments on implementation to the discussion group