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Mathematica Import/Export Format

SCT (.sct)

Scitex CT format.
Raster image file format.
Used for pre-press imaging applications.
SCT is an acronym for Scitex Continuous Tone.
Binary format.
Stores images as RGB, CMYK, or grayscale bitmaps at a resolution of 8 bits per channel.
Does not support alpha channels.
Developed and maintained by HP Scitex.
  • Import["file.sct"] imports an SCT file, returning a graphics object.
  • Export["file.sct", expr] exports graphics or any other expression as an image to an SCT file.
  • Import["file.sct"] returns an expression of the form Graphics[Raster[data], opts], where data is an array of RGB color values.
  • Export["file.sct", expr] creates an SCT image with the same image size as the displayed form of expr.
  • Because SCT is a raster image format, all fonts are rasterized on export.
  • Import["file.sct", elem] imports the specified element from an SCT file.
  • Import["file.sct", {elem, suba, subb, ...}] imports a subelement.
  • Import["file.sct", {{elem1, elem2, ...}}] imports multiple elements.
  • The import format can be specified with Import["file", "SCT"] or Import["file", {"SCT", elem, ...}].
  • Export["file.sct", expr, elem] creates an SCT file by treating expr as specifying element elem.
  • Export["file.sct", {expr1, expr2, ...}, {{elem1, elem2, ...}}] treats each expri as specifying the corresponding elemi.
  • Export["file.sct", expr, opt1->val1, ...] exports expr with the specified option elements taken to have the specified values.
  • Export["file.sct", {elem1->expr1, elem2->expr2, ...}, "Rules"] uses rules to specify the elements to be exported.
  • See the reference pages for full general information on Import and Export.
"Elements" list of elements and options available in this file
"Rules"full list of rules for each element and option
"Options"list of rules for options, properties, and settings
  • Data representation elements:
"Data"array of color values
"Graphics"Graphics object representing an image
"GrayLevels"array of normalized gray-level values
"RGBColorArray"array of RGBColor objects
  • Import and Export by default use the "Graphics" element for SCT files.
"BitDepth"number of bits used to represent each color channel
"ColorSpace"color encoding used in the file
"ImageResolution"image resolution specified in the file
"ImageSize"raster dimensions
  • General options:
ImageResolutionAutomaticresolution used for rendering the graphics
ImageSizeAutomaticoverall image size