vrotate(1) rotate an image


vrotate [-angle angle] [- option ...] [infile] [outfile]


vrotate rotates each input image by the specified angle, producing a file of output images. The rotation is done by first rotating the image by a multiple of 90 degrees (using flips and transpositions) to an angle nearest to the specified angle, and then by completing the rotation using Alan Paeth's three-shear method.

Because each pixel in the rotated image is a weighted average of the corresponding pixels in the original image, the set of colors (or gray shades) used by the original image will not be preserved in the rotated image.

In general, the edges of the rotated image will not be parallel to the vertical and horizontal axes. In such cases, the output image will be the smallest rectangular region containing the whole rotated image. Portions of the output image not covered by the rotated image will be filled with zeros.


vrotate accepts the following options in any order:
Prints a message describing options.
-in infile
Specifies a Vista data file containing the input images.
-out outfile
Specifies where to write the output images as a Vista data file.
-angle angle
Specifies the angle of rotation in degrees. Positive values rotate counterclockwise; negative ones rotate clockwise. Default: 90.

Input and output files can be specified on the command line or allowed to default to the standard input and output streams.


Daniel Ko <[email protected]>