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how do I READ in an image file?

how do I READ in an image file?

how do I READ in an image file?

I am trying to read an image file of the following format:
header consisting of 1024 bytes
image data consisting of 256x256 16 bit pixels.
I'm having trouble with I/O errors, especially whether the READ statement should specify direct or sequential access, formatted or unformatted read, etc. Various combinations so far have got me no further than the header. Can someone help me out?  

RE: how do I READ in an image file?

Open the file as a BINARY file.
Skip (read) the first 1024 bytes.
The pixel data should be 16-bit integers (not floating
point variables !) Read vectors of 256 16-bit words.

RE: how do I READ in an image file?

Thanks for the quick response.  I'm still at a loss though.  I can read the header if I use a formatted read, but then it doesn't get to the data.  Also, the low byte preceeds the high byte.  Here's the relevant part of the code I have for it:
      INTEGER(2) MAT(256,256), HEADER(512)
*  Read input data
       1      RECL=512,FORM='UNFORMATTED')
    PRINT*, 'file read'
    READ(16,*) HEADER
    PRINT*, 'header read'
        DO 10 I = 1, 256
          DO 12 J = 1, 256     
            READ(16,*) MAT(I,J)
 12   CONTINUE        
      PRINT*, 'data read'

Can you give me some more specific help?


RE: how do I READ in an image file?

Can you confirme that the file is a sequence of data
with no delimiters (CR LF etc.) inserted ? - If so, the
length of the file should be
1024 + 256 * 256 * 2 .
Your Fortran , does it support FORM='BINARY' in the
OPEN-statement ?  -  Here is a proposal :
      INTEGER * 2 MAT(256,256) , HEADER(512)
      READ(16) HEADER
      DO 10 I=1,256
      DO 10 J=1,256
  10  MAT(I,J) = MLOW + MHIGH * 256
      PRINT *,'Data read and converted'
  20  WRITE(*,21) I,J
  21  FORMAT(1H ,'ERROR , I = ',I4,' J = ',I4)
  30  WRITE(*,31) I,J
  31  FORMAT(1H ,'EOF ENCOUNTERED , I = 'I4,' J = ',I4)
If your Fortran supports INTEGER * 1 , the shifting can
be made more simple.


RE: how do I READ in an image file?

Additional info :
The variable M must also be declared as INTEGER * 2

RE: how do I READ in an image file?

I'm getting some numbers out!  It will be fairly simple to check whether they're the right numbers.  Thanks for your help.


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