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NAME

tvmark -- mark objects on the image display

USAGE

tvmark frame coords

PARAMETERS

frame
The frame or image plane number of the display to be marked.
coords
The text file containing the coordinates of objects to be marked, one object per line with x and y in columns 1 and 2 respectively. An optional label may be read out of the third column. If coords = "", the coordinate file is undefined.
logfile = ""
The text file in which image cursor commands typed in interactive mode are logged. If logfile = "" no commands are logged. If automatic logging is enabled, all cursor commands are logged, otherwise the user must use the interactive keep keystroke command to select specific cursor commands for logging. Commands are not logged in noninteractive mode.
autolog = no
Automatically log all cursor commands in interactive mode.
outimage = ""
The name of the output snapshot image. If tvmark is run in noninteractive mode and no command file is specified, a copy of the frame buffer is automatically written to the iraf image outimage after tvmark terminates execution. If outimage = "" no output image is written. In interactive mode or in noninteractive mode if a command file is specified, the user can make snapshots of the frame buffer with the interactive colon write command. In this case the name of the output snapped image will be in order of priority, the name specifed by the user in the colon write ommand, "outimage.snap.version", or, "imagename.snap.version".
deletions = ""
The extension of the output file containing objects which were deleted from the coordinate file in interactive or command file mode. By default no output deletions file is written. If deletions is not equal to the null string (""), then deleted objects are written to a file called coords.deletions . For example if coords = "nite1" and deletions = "del", then the deletions file will be called "nite1.del".
commands = ""
The text file containing the marking commands. In interactive mode if commands = "", commands is the image cursor. In noninteractive mode cursor commands may be read from a text file, by setting commands = "textfile". This file may be a user created command file, or the logfile from a previous run of tvmark. If commands = "" in noninteractive mode, the default mark is drawn on the display at the positions of all the objects in coords .
mark = "point"
The default mark type. The options are:
point
A point. To ensure legibility point is actually a square dot whose size is specified by pointsize .
plus
A plus sign. The shape of the plus sign is determined by the raster font and its size is specified by txsize .
cross
An x. The shape of the x is determined by the raster font and its size is is specified by txsize .
circle
A set of concentric circles whose radii are specified by the radii parameter. The radii are in image pixel units. If the magnifications used by display are not equal in x and y circles will become ellipses when drawn.
rectangle
A set of concentric rectangles whose lengths and width/length ratio are specified by the lengths parameter. The lengths are specified in image pixel units. If the magnifications used by the display are not equal in x and y then squares will become rectangles when drawn.
radii = "0"
If the default mark type is "circle" than concentric circles of radii "r1,r2,...rN" are drawn around each selected point.
lengths = "0"
if the default mark type is "rectangle" then concentric rectangles of length and width / length ratio "l1,l2,...lN ratio" are drawn around each selected point. If ratio is not supplied, it defaults to 1.0 and squares are drawn.
font = "raster"
The name of the font. At present only a simple raster font is supported.
color = 255
The numerical value or color of the marks drawn. Any number between 0 and 255 may be specified. The meaning of the color is device dependent. In the current version of the Sun/IRAF IMTOOL numbers between 202 and 217 may be used to display graphics colors. The current color assignments for IMTOOL are summarized later in this help page.
label = no
Label the marked coordinates with the string in the third column of the text file coords . label overrides number .
number = no
Label the marked objects with their sequence number in the coordinate list coords .
nxoffset = 0, nyoffset = 0
The x and y offset in display pixels of the numbers to be drawn. Numbers are drawn by default with the lower left corner of the first digit at the coordinate list position.
pointsize = 3
The size of the default mark type "point". Point size will be rounded up to the nearest odd number.
txsize = 1
The size of text, numbers and the plus and cross marks to be written. The size is in font units which are 6 display pixels wide and 7 display pixels high.
tolerance = 1.5
Objects marked by the cursor for deletion from the coordinate list coords must be less than or equal to tolerance pixels from the cursor position to be deleted. If 1 or more objects is closer than tolerance , the closest object is deleted.
interactive = no
Interactive mode.

DESCRIPTION

TVMARK marks objects on the display by writing directly into the frame buffer specified by frame . TVMARK can draw on any devices supported by the IRAF display program. After marking, the contents of the frame buffer may be written out to the iraf image outimage . The output image is equal in size and intensity to the contents of the frame buffer displayed at the time of writing.

In interactive mode objects to be marked may be selected interactively using the image cursor or read from the text file coords . Objects in the coordinate list may be selected individually by number, in groups by specifying a range of numbers, or the entire list may be read. New objects may be added to the list interactively using the append keystroke command. In batch mode cursor commands may be read from a text file by setting commands to the name of the text file. This may be a user created file of cursor commands or a log file from a previous interactive run of TVMARK. If no command file is specified then all the objects in the coordinate list are marked with the default mark type /fImark/fR.

The mark commands entered in interactive mode can be saved in the text file logfile . If autolog is enabled and logfile is defined all cursor commands are automatically logged. If autolog is turned off then the user can select which commands are to be logged interactively using the interactive keep keystroke.

The default mark type are currently "none", "point", "plus", "cross", "circle", a list of concentric circles, and "rectangles", a list of concentric rectangles. The size of the "point" mark is set using the parameter pointsize while the sizes of the "plus" and "cross" mark types are set by the txsize parameter. Txsize is in font units which for the simple raster font currently implemented is six display pixels in x and seven display pixels in y. The radii and lengths parameters describe the concentric circles and concentric rectangles to be drawn respectively. If number=yes then objects in the coordinate list will be automatically numbered as well as marked. The position of the number can be altered with the nxoffset and nyoffset parameters.

In interactive mode tvmark maintains a scratch buffer. The user opens the scratch buffer by issuing a save command which saves the current contents of the frame buffer in a temporary iraf image. The user can continue marking and if unsatisfied with the results restore the last saved copy of the frame buffer with the restore command. Subsections of the saved frame buffer can be restored to the current frame buffer with the erase keystroke command. Finally a snapshot of the frame buffer can be saved permanently by using the write command. These snapped images can be redisplayed by setting the display task parameter ztrans = "none".

CURSOR COMMANDS

              Interactive TVMARK Keystroke/Colon Commands

The following keystroke commands are available.

    ?	    Print help
    +       Mark the cursor position with +
    x       Mark the cursor position with x
    .       Mark the cursor position with a dot
    c       Draw defined concentric circles around the cursor position
    r       Draw defined concentric rectangles around the cursor position
    s	    Draw line segments, 2 keystrokes
    v       Draw a circle, 2 keystrokes
    b       Draw a rectangle, 2 keystrokes
    f       Draw filled rectangle, 2 keystrokes
    e	    Mark region to be erased and restored, 2 keystrokes

    -       Move to previous object in the coordinate list
    m       Move to next object in the coordinate list
    p	    Mark the previous object in the coordinate list
    n       Mark next object in the coordinate list	
    l	    Mark all the objects in the coordinate list
    o       Rewind the coordinate list
    a       Append object at cursor position to coordinate list and mark
    d	    Delete object nearest the cursor position in the coordinate list
	    and mark

    k       Keep last cursor command
    q       Exit tvmark

The following colon commands are available.

   :show		     List the tvmark parameters
   :move N	       	     Move to Nth object in coordinate list
   :next N M                 Mark objects N to M in coordinate list
   :text      [string]       Write text at the cursor position
   :save		     Save the current contents of frame buffer
   :restore                  Restore last saved frame buffer
   :write     [imagename]    Write the contents of frame buffer to an image

The following parameters can be shown or set with colon commands.

   :frame             [number]
   :outimage	      [imagename]
   :coords	      [filename]
   :logfile	      [filename]
   :autolog           [yes/no]
   :mark              [point|line|circle|rectangle|cross|plus]
   :radii             [r1,...,rN]
   :lengths           [l1,...,lN] [width]
   :font	      [raster]
   :color             [number]
   :number            [yes/no]
   :label	      [yes/no]
   :txsize	      [1,2,..]
   :pointsize	      [1,3,5...]

CURRENT IMTOOL COLORS

	  0 = sunview background color (normally white)
      1-200 = frame buffer data values, windowed
	201 = cursor color (white)

	202 = black
	203 = white
	204 = red
	205 = green
	206 = blue
	207 = yellow
	208 = cyan
	209 = magenta
	210 = coral
	211 = maroon
	212 = orange
	213 = khaki
	214 = orchid
	215 = turquoise
	216 = violet
	217 = wheat

    218-254 = reserved for use by other windows
	255 = black (sunview foreground color)

EXAMPLES

1. Display an image, mark all the objects in the coordinate file m92.coo.1 with red dots, and save the contents of the frame buffer in the iraf image m92r.snap. Redisplay the marked image.

    cl> display m92r 1
    cl> tvmark 1 m92.coo.1 outimage=m92r.snap col=204
    cl> display m92r.snap 2 ztrans="none"

2. Execute the same command only number the objects in the coordinate list instead of marking them.

    cl> display m92r 1
    cl> tvmark 1 m92.coo.1 outimage=m92r.snap mark=none\
    >>>   number+ col=204
    cl> display m92r.snap 2 ztrans="none"

3. Display an image and draw concentric circles with radii of 5, 10 and 20 pixels corresponding to an aperture radius and inner and outer sky annulus around the objects in the coordinate list.

    cl> display m92r 1
    cl> tvmark 1 m92.coo.1 mark=circle radii="5,10,20" col=204

4. Display an image, mark objects in a coordinate list with dots and append new objects to the coordinate file.

    cl> display m92r 1

    cl> tvmark 1 m92.coo.1 interactive+
	... type q to quit the help menu ...
	... type :number yes to turn on numbering ...
	... type l to mark all objects in the coordinate file
	... move cursor to desired unmarked objects and type a
	... type :write to take a snap shot of the frame buffer
	... type q to quit

5. Make a finder chart of a region containing 10 stars by drawing a box around the field, marking each of the 10 stars with a dot, labeling each with an id and finally labelling the whole field. Save all the keystroke commands in a log file.

    cl> display m92r 1 log=m92r.log auto+

    cl> tvmark 1 "" interactive+

	... type q to quit the help menu ...

	... to draw a box around the finder field move the cursor to the
	    lower left corner of the finder field and type b, move the
	    cursor the upper right corner of the field and type b again

	... to mark and label each object move to the position of the
	    object and type ., next move slightly away from the object
	    and type :text id 

	... to label the chart with a title first type :txsize 2 for
	    bigger text then move the cursor to the position where
	    the title should begin and type :text title

	... save the marked image with :write

	... type q to quit the program

6. Edit the log file created above to remove any undesired commands and rerun tvmark redirecting cursor input to the log file.

    cl> display m92r 1
    cl> tvmark 1 "" commands=logfile inter-

7. Draw a box on the display with a lower left corner of 101,101 and an upper right corner of 200,200 using a simple cursor command file. Note than in interactive mode the b key is the one that draws a box.

The command file contains the following 3 lines

    101.0 101.0 101 b
    200.0 200.0 101 b
    200.0 200.0 101 q

    cl> display m92r 1
    cl> tvmark 1 "" commands=commandfile inter-

BUGS

Tvmark is a prototype task which can be expected to undergo considerable modification and enhancment in the future. The current version of this task does not produce publication quality graphics. In particular aliasing is easily visible in the code which draws circles and lines.

Input from the coordinate list is sequential. No attempt has been made to arrange the objects to be marked in order for efficiency of input and output.

Note that the move command does not currently physically move the image cursor. However the next mark drawn will be at the current coordinate list position.

Users may wish to disable the markcur option in the imtool setup window before running tvmark.

SEE ALSO

display, imedit, imexamine


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