Processing GE2 Diffraction Images using ImageMagick

August 31, 2015

GE image processing using ImageMagick

Amorphous Si area detectors manufactured by GE are currently used at APS and CHESS to acquire far-field high-energy X-ray diffraction data. The data from such detectors is stored in multi-frame, 16-bit depth binary images with 8192 bytes of header data. The data files typically have an extension .ge2. Since ImageMagick is able to deal with raw binary images like any other image format, it is possible to easily manipulate ge2 files using the convert command-line utility. I have written a gist that shows some simple ways of processing GE2 images using ImageMagick.

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