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Converting HRU to PIC

The HRU file format is a bitmap image format associated with the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), which is a model developed through the SWAT-CUP program in Microsoft Windows. This software generates a detailed simulation model aimed to assess the result of various land management techniques in the case of large-size watersheds. HRUs represent output files containing detailed information compiled through SWAT, generally under the form of extensive tables with a large number of variables.

The PIC file format was first associated with PC Paint and later on with its developed version, Pictor Paint. It was one of the first formats accepted as a standard under the DOS platform, and it was developed by John Bridges. PIC files represent raster images, which can use an up to 24-bit color range. The advanced versions of PC Paint and Pictor Paint support image compression and the PIC files created using these programs are device-independent.

So, how to change HRU into PIC?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert HRUs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load HRU Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .hru files you intend to convert into .pic because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select HRUs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .pic files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select PIC as Output Format

Then pick the PIC as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert HRU to PIC via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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