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3.8. Options menu

Options Display

Purpose

Parameters

Show image and map legends
If yes, legends will be displayed to the right of the images and/or maps.

Show button bar
Show or hide the button bar at the top of the main window.

Show status bar
Show or hide the status bar at the bottom of the main window.

Show screen coordinates
If yes, display cursor screen coordinates for the active window in the status bar.

Show image coordinates
If yes, display cursor pixel/line coordinates for image in the active window.

Show geographic coordinats
If yes, display cursor long/lat coordinates for image in the active window.

Show image values
If yes, display image values for the pixel under the cursor for the image in the active window.

Show splash screen at startup
Don't bother to display the splash screen at startup. You can always get to the splash screen with Help About...

Options Project

Purpose

Parameters

Remarks

If Save project settings is set to yes, then the value of each of the check boxes, plus any variables that have been assigned, will be saved in the project file when it is closed in the current session. If this value (y/n) is saved with the Save Parameters button, then the value will be the same for subsequent sessions as well.

Options Edit Color Table

Purpose

Parameters

[None]

Remarks

See color tables for a more detailed description of color tables. The limitations on possible colors is important. See the IDA Users Manual for a description of IDA LUTs and palettes.

Note that a color table is a simple ASCII text file that can be edited in any text editor, including WinDisp3.5.

Menu

File

     
 

New

Create a new color table (specify the number of rows)

 

Open

Open an existing color table (specify a filename)

 

Save

Save the currently displayed color table to the current name

 

Save As

Save the currently displayed color table to a new name

 

Exit

Exit the color table editor and return to the main window

Rows

     
 

Insert

Insert one or more rows above the selected row(s)

 

Append

Append rows to the end of the color table

 

Remove

Remove one or more selected rows

 

Define

Define exactly how many rows to create

 

Clear

Clear out all values in the selected rows

Ranges

     
 

Images

   
   

Equal Intervals

Create equal ranges based on image max/min

   

Equal Quantiles

Create ranges on equalized image histogram bins

   

Unique Values

Create row for each unique image value

 

Maps

   
   

Equal Intervals

Create equal ranges based on data max/min

   

Unique Values

Create row for each unique data value

 

User-defined

   
   

Equal Intervals

Create equal ranges based on user-defined max/min

   

Unique Values

Create unique values based on user-defined max/min

 

Clear

Clear values for all ranges and set to 0

Colors

     
 

Black-to-White

Create color ramp with shades from black to white

 

White-to-Black

Create color ramp with shades from white to black

 

Red-to-Green

Create color ramp with shades from red to green

 

Clear

Clear all colors and set to 0, 0, 0 (black)

Help

Call this help file

Options Define Window Size

Purpose

Parameters

Remarks

Options Communications

Purpose

File-based communications link to other program

Parameters

Input directory
Output directory
Interval (milliseconds)

Remarks

This option can be used to establish a file-based communications link to another program. This was developed so that a Web server can call WinDisp3 and request it to display images and maps and return a GIF bitmap of the result.

The communications process is as follows:

The Interval parameter specifies how often WinDisp3 should poll the input directory to check for .lck and .req files.


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