Each system will provide various ways to run an application. In addition to the two most obvious techniques described here, there are indirect mechanisms that a system might use, such as the File Association feature of Mac systems.
HiView is an application with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that displays various windows containing the images and controls provided for data exploration. Computer systems offering a graphical user interface use a window manager program that provides a movable frame within which the application window resides. The window manager also establishes a general paradigm implemented by various policies, usage patterns, and look-and-feel styles for interacting with the application windows that users come to expect as the standard experience for their type of system and window manager. HiView attempts to be consistent with the paradigm of the host system's window manager.
|When HiView was installed an icon representing the application that can be run was provided. The window manager will display this icon at a size that it determines to be appropriate depending on the context in which it appears. For example, on a Mac system if the HiView icon from the installed bundle was dragged onto the Dock the icon will look like the one here. In any case, clicking (or double-clicking) on the icon should run the HiView application software.|
When HiView is run for the first time a window similar to the one shown above should be displayed.
This is the HiView Main Window with its built-in "splash screen" image. This image can be used like any other image, so go ahead and start exploring with HiView.
HiView can be run from a terminal command line. The command name is probably "HiView" (application software may be known by an alias on the host system); the name may need to be qualified with the installation pathname where the software was installed if the command can not be found by the terminal shell program. Adding the installation pathname to the shell PATH environment variable will avoid the need to always qualify the command name on Unix based systems. On a Mac system the "open" utility should be used to run the application bundle; the HiView FAQ provides an example "HiView" wrapper script that facilitates this.
The HiView command line supports several options. Entering a HiView command line with the -Help option will print the command line syntax usage:
Usage: HiView [options] [[-Image] <source name>] Viewer for images obtained from local file or remote server sources. -Image <source name> The image source name may be the pathname to a local image file or a URL to a remote image file. The image source data may be in various common formats - such as JPEG, PNG, etc. - as well as a JP2 encapsulated JPEG2000 codestream. If a URL is specified for a JP2 file the protocol is expected to be "jpip"; an "http" protocol is converted to a jpip protocol and the hostname portion of the URL is converted using the configured conversion table. Default: An internal application image is displayed. -SCale <horizontal>[,<vertical>] The initial scaling factor(s) will be applied when the specified image source is displayed. If no image source name is specified any scaling factors are ignored. If only one scaling factor is specified it will apply to both horizontal and vertical scaling. The scaling factors are decimal values relative to 1.0 for full resolution display; 0.5 will display the image at half size, 2.5 will display the image at two and half times normal size, etc. Default: 1.0 -[No_]Restore Do (not) restore the GUI layout geometry that was saved from the last time HiView was used. This option overrides the corresponding General Preferences settings. If No_Restore is specified neither the GUI layout geometry nor the last source viewed are restored; i.e. the preferences settings are ignored in this case. If Restore is specified the Restore Geometry preferences setting is ignored but the Restore Last Source setting is used. Default: The GUI layout geometry is restored if available and as the General Preferences settings specify. -STYLE <style> | -STYLES Sets the application GUI style. Possible values are "platinum", "motif" and "windows". Some platforms may support additional styles; use the -styles option to get a list of available styles. Default: The default style for the platform being used. -Version List the application version identification and exit. Default: No version identification. -Help Print this help description and exit.
Optional parts of the command line syntax are indicated inside square brackets ([ and ]). All command line arguments are optional; arguments that are not specified on the command line will have their default values.
The option names may be abbreviated to the letters indicated in uppercase (option name may be in upper or lower case letters); any additional letters do not matter. If an option has a value it is indicated inside chevrons (< and >); the value is described in the usage text.
A typical use of the command line is to specify the image source that HiView should load after it starts up. The specified source location will be treated the same as if it were entered in the Source Location field of the Main Window.