commands in PhotoView, the universal photometric file viewer converter
and image generator.
There are three
save commands possible in the Photoview command
You should always
include the actual filenames in double quotes:
The quotes mean
that filenames and directories with spaces are handled properly.
LOADFILE, the SAVE_FILE command means you can convert from
one photometric format to another in a batch mode.
The main saving
- SAVE_FILE: Save the current photometric file in the format
specified in the filename which follows the command line option. If
the file is C:\MyPhotometries\XYZABC123.LDT then an Eulumdat
file is saved. If the file is C:\YourPhotometry\DEF456.IES then
an IESNA file is saved. This command does not care which tab has been
selected, it simply saves the current photometry in the selected format.
- SAVE_IMAGE: In this case the image in the selected tab is saved
in the format specified by the name of the file. If the file is C:\Photoms\GHJ876.PNG
and the POLAR tab has been selected then a PNG file of the polar diagram
of the current photometry will be saved. If the file is D:\FOTS\POI564A.JPG
and the current tab is isolux then the isolux image will be saved as
a JPG file. This command is useful for creating images for photometric
catalogs. Note that you can save vectorial PS and EPS
files with this command, just use the extension of the file type you
- SAVE_TEXT: If the selected tab contains textual information
about the photometry will be saved (for example a UGR
table or the US
BUG classification or the cone openings, etc) then that text will
be saved in the specified file. Usually the file ends with the .TXT
extension. The decimal separator and field separator can be specified
in the Options dialog of PhotoView.
If you want to load a file
and then save it with changed text (flux, names, codes, CRI etc) then
have a look at this
When using SAVE_IMAGE you can
specify the height of the image using the IMG_HIGH 1024 option
(1024 is an example). We specify the height rather than the width because
it is important for getting the font heights correlated properly. The
width is worked out using the aspect ratio of the image created.
(For printing there are three
commands, PRINT_CUSTOM, PRINT_TITLED