The PCS Image File Conversion Suite Software

Andy Ray Developments

Andy Ray Developments wrote the PCS Image File Conversion Suite to enable PCSpectra to read and write data files in the bmp, fits and pgm formats. The programs in the Suite convert bmp, fits and pgm format files to and from pcs format files which are then read and written by PCSpectra.

The pcs format data files have a fixed size 256 byte header followed by the data, see Appendix I pcs.h PCS Header File.

The PCS Image File Conversion Suite is written in C. It was compiled and linked on a Windows 7 PC from the Visual Studio 2008 Command Prompt of Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition.

The PCS Image File Conversion Suite consists of the six programs shown in the table below:

Program From Format To Format
bmp2pcs bmp pcs
fit2pcs fit pcs
pgm2pcs pgm pcs
pcs2bmp pcs bmp
pcs2fit pcs fit
pcs2pgm pcs pgm

For more information please download and read the The PCS Image File Conversion Suite Notes