Since I use several software in Orhto-Rectification workflow and these software have their strengths and weaknesses. I switch between software to achieve best results. For instance, I rectify thermal imagery in ArcMap, since it has a very robust interface for rectification. But for stitching (mosaicking) images together I use PhotoMod software as it has very good module for aligning (fine-adjustments) of rectified images. But it does not support 32bit (float) images. I use this utility to convert 32-bit float images to 16-bit images in order to use in PhotoMosaic.
I use this utility to speed up my repeating task, by running them in batch mode, e.g.:-
- To crop borders from the stacked (NIR, Red &amp;amp;amp;amp; Green) imagery.
- Create shapefile from raster with non-rectangular boundary, which exactly follows the raster edges.
- Resample images at lower resolution for quick overviewing.
- Change from one file format to another e.g. .img to .tif etc.
This utility can be used in numerous other ways. This utility is not limited to gdal_translate, it can be used with any other gdal command line executable which accepts parameters in similar way.
Tip: You might want to download and keep all Gdal executables and dll’s in “c:Gdal” folder for Gdal Batch Commander to function properly.