A user should never use this program while the scan is going on. A user never need to run this program unless absolutely necessary to reconstruct a new 2D image file due to system went down during 2D scan.
I recommand that the user always preview the image first before
append the images to an output file. For data integrity, a user
better create new image files in a different directory instead
of the original data directory.
To access the toImage program on Unix system just enter the following command on the Unix prompt: toimage The complete system consists of two components: toimage and toImage.pro. toimage - a unix script file, it automatically sets up the IDL and runs the IDL toImage.pro. toImage.pro - an IDL widget application, it reads 1D scans and reconstruct 2D images according to entered 1D scan range. It calls the data catcher program to let the user examining the 1D scans to figure out the range of 1D scans which corresponds to a given 2D scan.
A user has to make sure that the same input 1D file is opened by the toImage and catcher respectively.
File - uses the file selection dialog to select a 1D catcher data which can be native / XDR binary format BIN/XDR - droplist shows the binary type of the picked file Infile - text field shows the file name picked / entered Y-PV - optional text field shows the Y scan name Start # - 1D scan # at y(0) for a given 2D scan starts When this field is entered with the
the droplist of Images will be changed to ViewOnly again to let the user preview the image first. If a user wants to save the image to the output file, he/she has to explicitly reselect the Append / CreateNew option End # - 1D scan # for a given 2D scan ends Images: ViewOnly/Append/CreateNew - droplist shows the image mode ViewOnly - only show 2D TV images of each detector extracted from the input file Append - show 2D TV images and append the images to the outfile CreateNew - show 2D TV images and create/append the images to the outfile Merge: No/Yes - droplist determines whether 2D scans to be merged No - Only one 2D scan allows Yes - Merge multiple 2D scans images into one single image Out Image File - enter the output image file name, the name will be automatically appended by the suffix '.image'. The user is responsible for the uniqueness and integrity of the file entered Accept - depending on the image mode selected, it reads 1D data, displays 2D images, saves the image file accordingly Cancel - close the toImage program