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didjvu - DjVu encoder with foreground/background separation

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NAME

didjvu - DjVu encoder with foreground/background separation

SYNOPSIS

didjvu separate [{ -o | --outputoutput-mask] [ option...] input-image
didjvu separate --output-template name-template [option...] input-image...
didjvu encode [{ -o | --outputoutput-djvu] [ option...] input-image
didjvu encode --output-template name-template [option...] input-image...
didjvu bundle [{ -o | --outputoutput-djvu] [ option...] input-image...
didjvu { --version | --help | -h}

DESCRIPTION

didjvu uses the Gamera[1] framework to separate foreground/background layers, which can be then encoded into a DjVu file.
didjvu separate generates images mask(s) for the supplied input image(s). Masks are saved in the PNG format.
didjvu encode converts the supplied input image(s) to single-page DjVu documents(s).
didjvu bundle converts the supplied input image(s) to a bundled multi-page DjVu document.

OPTIONS

didjvu accepts the following options:

Input, output

-o, --output=output-djvu
Generate a bundled multi-page document. Write the file into output-djvu file instead of standard output.
 
For separate and encode commands, this option is allowed only if there is exactly one input file (i.e. exactly one output file).
--output-template=template
Specifies the naming scheme for output files for the separate and encode commands. Please consult the “TEMPLATE LANGUAGE” section for the template language description.
 
This option is mandatory if there is more than one input file (i.e. more than one output file).
--page-id-template=template
Specifies the naming scheme for page identifiers for the bundle command. Please consult the “TEMPLATE LANGUAGE” section for the template language description. The default template is “{base-ext}.djvu”.
 
For portability reasons, page identifiers:
 
•must consist only of lowercase ASCII letters, digits, _, +, - and dot,
 
•cannot start with a +, - or a dot,
 
•cannot contain two consecutive dots,
 
•must end with the .djvu extension.
 

Masks

--loss-level=n
Specifies the aggressiveness of the lossy compression for the separate and encode commands. The default is 0 (lossless). Valid values are integers between 0 and 200, inclusive.
 
This option is similar to the -losslevel option of cjb2; please consult the cjb2(1) manual page for details.
--lossless
Synonym for --loss-level=0.
--clean
Synonym for --loss-level=1.
--lossy
Synonym for --loss-level=100.
-m, --method=method
Use the selected method to generate image mask (i.e. separate foreground from background). The following methods should be available:
abutaleb
Abutaleb locally-adaptive thresholding algorithm
bernsen
Bernsen thresholding algorithm
brink
Brink and Pendock's minimum-cross entropy method
 
 
Note
 
 
this method requires Gamera ≥ 3.4.0
 
djvu
DjVu thresholding algorithm
global
splitting along a global threshold value
niblack
Niblack adaptive thresholding algorithm
otsu
Otsu thresholding algorithm
sauvola
Sauvola adaptive thresholding algorithm
shading-subtraction
thresholds an image after subtracting a possibly shaded background
 
 
Note
 
 
this method requires Gamera ≥ 3.3.1
 
tsai
splitting along a threshold value determined using the Tsai Moment Preserving Threshold algorithm
white-rohrer
White and Rohrer dynamic thresholding algorithm
 
The default is ‘djvu’.
 
Please consult the Gamera documentation[2] for details.
-x, --param=name=value
Set parameter for the binarization method.
 
This option can be used more than once.
 
Please consult the Gamera documentation[2] for details.
-p, --pages-per-dict=n
For bundle command: if n > 1, compress masks with minidjvu using n pages in one pass. The default is 1.
--masks, --mask=input-mask
Use the pre-generated image masks for the encode and bundle commands.

Foreground/background quality, resolution

(These options apply to encode and bundle commands only.)
-d, --dpi=resolution
Specifies the desired resolution to resolution dots per inch. The default is to preserve the input file resolution, or 300 dpi if resolution metadata is missing. The allowed range is: 72 ≤ resolution ≤ 6000.
--fg-slices=n
Specifies the encoding quality of the IW44 foreground layer. The default is 100.
 
This option is similar to the -slice option of c44; please consult the c44(1) manual page for details.
--fg-crcb=normal
Select normal chrominance encoding of the foreground layer.
--fg-crcb=half
Select half resolution chrominance encoding of the foreground layer.
--fg-crcb=full
Select the highest possible quality for encoding the chrominance information of the foreground layer. This is the default.
--fg-crcb=none
Disable the encoding of the chrominance of the foreground layer.
--fg-subsample=n
Specifies the foreground subsampling ratio. The default is 6. Valid values are integers between 1 and 12, inclusive.
--bg-slices=n+...+n , --bg-slices=n,...,n
Specifies the encoding quality of the IW44 background layer. The default is 74+10+6+7.
 
This option is similar to the -slice option of c44; please consult the c44(1) manual page for details.
--bg-crcb=normal
Select normal chrominance encoding of the background layer. This is the default.
--bg-crcb=half
Select half resolution chrominance encoding of the background layer.
--bg-crcb=full
Select the highest possible quality for encoding the chrominance information of the background layer.
--bg-crcb=none
Disable the encoding of the chrominance of the background layer.
--bg-subsample=n
Specifies the background subsampling ratio. The default is 3. Valid values are integers between 1 and 12, inclusive.

XMP support

(These options apply to encode and bundle commands only.)
--xmp
Create sidecar XMP[3] metadata.
 
 
Note
 
 
This option is experimental!
 

Verbosity, help

-v, --verbose
Display more informational messages while converting the file.
-q, --quiet
Don't display informational messages while converting the file.
--version
Output version information and exit.
-h, --help
Display help and exit.

ENVIRONMENT

The following environment variables affects didjvu:
TMPDIR
didjvu makes heavy use of temporary files. It will store them in a directory specified by this variable. The default is /tmp.

TEMPLATE LANGUAGE

Template syntax

The template language uses the Python string formatting syntax[4].

Available field names

name
input file path
name-ext
input file path without file extension
base
input file name without directory components
base-ext
input file name without directory components and without file extension
page, page+N, page-N
page number, optionally shifted by a number N

SEE ALSO

djvu(1), djvumake(1), c44(1), cjb2(1), minidjvu(1),

NOTES

1.
Gamera
http://gamera.informatik.hsnr.de/
2.
Gamera documentation
http://gamera.informatik.hsnr.de/docs/gamera-docs/binarization.html
3.
XMP
https://www.adobe.com/devnet/xmp.html
4.
Python string formatting syntax
https://docs.python.org/library/string.html#format-string-syntax
2016-11-13 didjvu 0.8.1