1. NAME

pgmkernel - generate a convolution kernel

2. SYNOPSIS

pgmkernel [

-weight w ] width [ height ]

3. DESCRIPTION

Generates a portable graymap array of size width x height (or width x width if height is not specified) to be used as a convolution file by

R pnmconvol . The data in the convolution array K are computed according to the formula:

K(i,j) = 1 / ( 1 + w * sqrt((i-width/2)^2 + (j-height/2)^2))

where w is a coefficient specified via the -weight flag, and width and height are the X and Y filter sizes.

The output PGM file is always written out in ASCII format.

4. OPTIONS

The optional -weight flag should be a real number greater than -1. The default value is 6.0.

5. BUGS

The computation time is proportional to width * height . This increases rapidly with the increase of the kernel size. A better approach could be using a FFT in these cases.

6. SEE ALSO

7. AUTHOR

Alberto Accomazzi ().