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Converting PBM to HRU

The PBM (Portable Bitmap) file format is part of the Netpbm pack, together with two other formats: PPM (Portable Pixelmap) and PGM (Portable Graymap). The three formats are sometimes referred to under the collective name PNM (Portable Anymap) and they represent intermediary files used in the conversion processes supported by Portable Bitmap Utilities — a collection of open source software. The PBM format is associated with monochrome bitmaps, while PGM contains gray-scale bitmaps and PPM color bitmaps.

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.

So, how to change PBM into HRU?

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 PBMs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load PBM Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .pbm files you intend to convert into .hru 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 PBMs 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 .hru files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select HRU as Output Format

Then pick the HRU 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 PBM to HRU 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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