WRITEBMP

Purpose:

Writes a Microsoft .BMP bitmap file.

Syntax:

WRITEBMP("filename", image, colormap)

"filename"

-

A string. The name of BMP ffile to write.

series

-

Optional. An image array. Defaults to the current Window.

colormap

-

Optional. A series, a 3xN colormap. Defaults to the current colormap.

Returns:

1 if successful.

Example:

(x, y) = fxyvals(-1, 1, 0.05, -1, 1, 0.05);

W1: density(cos(x*y))

writebmp("cos2d.bmp", W1)

 

writes the image displayed in W1 as a bitmap file.

Remarks:

WRITEBMP currently supports only uncompressed .BMP files with at most 256 colors. The image is automatically scaled to 8 bits per pixel.

 

WRITEBMP.SPL is based on SAVEBMP.M (Copyright 1993) written by:

 

Ralph Sucher 

Dept. of Communications Engineering 

Technical University of Vienna 

Gusshausstrasse 25/389 

A-1040 Vienna 

AUSTRIA 

See Also:

READBMP