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pgmmedian - apply a median filter to a PGM file
Minimum unique abbreviation of option is acceptable. You may use double hyphens instead
of single hyphen to denote options. You may use white space in place of the equals sign
to separate an option name from its value.
This program is part of Netpbm(1)
pgmmedian applies a median filter to a PGM image, using either the histogram sort or
select kth value method to determine the median.
A median filter is a convolution filter in which the value of a pixel in the output is the
median of a certain set of pixels in the neighborhood of the corresponding input pixel.
The effect is to eliminate locally extreme values. Such pixels typically show up as
See the -type and -cutoff options for information on how pgmmedian chooses between the two
This option provides the cutoff value that pgmmedian uses to decide between using
the histogram sort or select kth value method to find the median.
If (maxval / ((width * height) - 1)), where maxval is the maxval of the image and
width and height are the dimensions of the mask, is less than the cutoff value,
pgmmedian uses histogram sort. Otherwise, it uses kth value.
This option has no effect if you specify -type.
The default is 250
Width of the median mask to apply.
Default is 3.
Height of the median mask to apply.
Default is 3.
This option selects which method to use to find median regardless of cutoff value.
Choices are histogram_sort and select.
By default, pgmmedian decides which method to use as described under the -cutoff
o 'Collected Algorithms from ACM' Volume II, Algorithm 489 by Robert W. Floyd
o 'A Fast Two-Dimensional Median Filtering Algorithm' in 'IEEE Transactions on Acous-
tics, Speech, and Signal Processing' Vol. ASSP-27, No. 1, February 1979
o 'Digital Image Processing Algorithms' by Ioannis Pitas, Prentice Hall, 1993 ISBN
pgmnoise(1) , pamaddnoise(1) , pnmconvol(1) , pgmmorphconv(1) , pgm(1)
pgmmedian was added to Netpbm in Version 10.29 (August 2005). It had been distributed by
Mike Burns via his own web site before that (and continued to be so).
Copyright (C) 1996 by Mike Burns <email@example.com>
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