This plugin loads NASA/ESA PDS/EDR images.
PDS/EDR format is the image format used by NASA Planetary Data System
and by ESA Planetary Science Archives. PDS images from various space
missions are available at http://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/ and
MAHLI / MastCam from Mars Science Laboratory "Curiosity" (MSL) partly supported: 8 bit RDR can be loaded (file names with DRCX and DRCL). Two files needed for each image: LBL and IMB. EDR and 16 bit will follow.
With the PDS plug-in you can load images from these missions and others:
PDS-files usually have the filename-suffix ".img" or ".imq" if compressed.
Note, that this suffix is also used for other non-PDS file-formats.
As GIMP will support 16 bit per channel only from GIMP 3.0 on 16 bit data is currently converted to 8 bit with this plugin.
The plug-in will install itself as input filter for files with the following suffixes:
Source and compiled versions for Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and Windows:
First release in 1999, continuously adapted to current GIMP versions and new PDS formats.
Author: Holger Isenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org