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Converting PDS to CIN

PDS (Planetary Data System) is a specialized format designed by NASA for storing scientific data gathered during space missions, including planetary, solar and lunar data. It is considered a rare format and it is probably difficult to open using regular image viewers.

The CIN or Kodak Cineon format is a raster graphics format originally associated with the process of film editing and production using the Cineon System designed by Kodak, developed during the 1990s. Though later on Kodak stopped producing this system, the CIN format remained popular especially in the process of creating visual effects. The format's main advantage is its ability to offer a high-quality rendering of scanned film negatives, thus allowing their future editing.

So, how to change PDS into CIN?

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

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Load PDS Files

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

Select CIN as Output Format

Then pick the CIN 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 PDS to CIN 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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