BMOVRLAY.DOC May 6, 1996


bmovrlay.exe merges pairs of 8 bit bitmaps image files into single 24 bit bitmap files with one input image series red and the other input series green.


bmovrlay [ -n number ] -r red_input.bmp -g green_input.bmp [ -o output[.bmp] ] [-v]

Where: red_input.bmp and green_input.bmp are matched series of bitmap files that will combined into red and green channels respectively of 24 bit bitmap files. Wild cards (* or ?) are permitted.

-n number is the number of matched file pairs.

-r red_input.bmp are the files to be placed in the red channel.

-g green_input.bmp are the files to be placed in the red channel.

-o output[.bmp] specifies name of overlayed bitmap image files to be called outputXX.bmp. Default is RESULTXX.BMP.

-v verbose displays extra information while processing images.


bmovrlay overlays pairs of 8 bit gray scale input files specified by red_input.bmp and green_input.bmp into 24 bit bitmaps. The red and green input files must be matched in number and size. Output file series may be specified with -o output[.bmp]. The -v command line switch cause matched file names to be displayed while processing is in progress.


bmovrlay -n 10 -r red.bmp -g green.bmp -o anaglyph.bmp : merges pairs of 8 bit bitmaps images given by redXX.bmp and greenXX.bmp to be overlayed into anaglyphXX.bmp, where XX is the number series from 00 to 09.




Input image file can only be 8 bit gray scale bitmap files. Input file extension must be explicitly specified as .BMP. Input files series must be matched. The number of files must be given by -n. Input bitmap file name expansion function differently to other bmfunctions.

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